Average Bench: 85.1% (49th of 1015)

Based on 84,854 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 14.9% 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 1.05MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB is 52.5%. 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 30.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 145MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 84,854 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.1 Read 151 189
74.5 Write 147 188
18.5 Mixed 30.6 50.1
86.6 SusWrite 145 190
85.6% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.05 1.2
1.07 4K Write 2.04 2.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.6 0.8
148% 1.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 189 189 192 191 191 MB/s
Read 179
Write 184
Mixed 22.1
SusWrite 190
103% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
150% 1.23 MB/s
590GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 127 130 126 129 126 MB/s
Read 198
Write 204
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 127
99% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
155% 1.33 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 121 119 105 141 142 MB/s
Read 183
Write 164
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 121
90% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
167% 1.33 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 108 41 114 81 85 MB/s
Read 176
Write 172
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 86.7
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
161% 1.27 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $108 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 28,765 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $878

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 Comments

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

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19 months ago.

Noisy buy a reliable workhorse


Terrible

4 years ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

7 years ago.


Average

2 months ago.

One of these (fortunately in RAID 0) failed catastrophically after 5y in service, would I trust the remaining one with any critical data? Just to compare -- I have two WD Black 1TB HDD's and a couple of smaller Seagate Barracudas spinning for 10y+ w/o a complaint! So, the verdict is: a mixed bag, at best...


Good

6 years ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

7 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

6 years ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

6 years ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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