Average Bench: 84.4% (61st of 1014)

Based on 60,206 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300, TOSHIBA DT01ACA3

The 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 is 3.5" desktop hard drive. Like its 2TB sibling, the DT01ACA300 sports a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and has a relatively low peak/idle power draw of 6.4/5.2 Watts. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 197/183 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 1.17/2.19 Mbps the 3TB DT01ACA300 achieves an effective speed of 143 MBps which places the DT01ACA300 amongst the top handful of 3TB drives. Pricing of the DT01ACA300 is also very aggressive which makes the DT01ACA300 a superb value proposition. Comparing the DT01ACA300 and Barracuda shows that the DT01ACA300 is marginally faster but also slightly more expensive. [Nov '14 HDrivePro]

Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB averaged just 15.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.04MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB is 52.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 30.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 143MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,206 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.8 Read 151 191
91.8 Write 148 190
18.7 Mixed 30.9 49.8
89.1 SusWrite 143 188
85.3% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.04 1.2
1.3 4K Write 2.02 2.32
0.4 4K Mixed 0.62 0.8
149% 1.22 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 166 164 160 166 165 MB/s
Read 162
Write 160
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 165
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
166% 1.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX6O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 153 152 154 153 153 MB/s
Read 162
Write 164
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 152
94% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
149% 1.3 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 114 112 115 114 114 MB/s
Read 128
Write 125
Mixed 18.7
SusWrite 113
69% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 78 80 82 79 83 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 121
Mixed 22.7
SusWrite 80.3
58% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.4
118% 1 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0103
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 31 29 31 30 32 MB/s
Read 113
Write 117
Mixed 73
SusWrite 30.6
62% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
142% 1.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,010,337 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $108 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 10,237 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $817

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 Comments

Toshiba’s 7200 RPM 3.5-inch (8.9cm) HDD series...

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10 months ago.

Noisy buy a reliable workhorse


Terrible

3 years ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

5 years ago.


Good

4 years ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

5 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

4 years ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

4 years ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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