Average Bench: 86% (52nd of 1015)

Based on 36,390 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]

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Very good average bench

The Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB averaged just 13.9% 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 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.03MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB is 52.8%. 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 30.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,390 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.3 Read 153 192
89 Write 150 190
17.1 Mixed 30.4 49.1
88.4 SusWrite 147 190
86.6% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.03 1.2
1.18 4K Write 2.03 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.6 0.8
147% 1.22 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
657GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 147 150 146 148 147 MB/s
Read 136
Write 142
Mixed 18
SusWrite 147
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
174% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX6OABX0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 133 136 138 142 MB/s
Read 146
Write 160
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 134
86% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
145% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 133 114 125 136 124 MB/s
Read 124
Write 110
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 126
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
657GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 127 131 131 131 127 MB/s
Read 94.5
Write 144
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 129
70% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
140% 1.1 MB/s
884GB free
Firmware: XMO6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 119 119 118 119 119 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 117
Mixed 49
SusWrite 119
70% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
147% 1.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,164,774 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $108 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 11,199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 72%
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Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,138

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

20 months ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

4 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

4 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

3 years ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

2 years ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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