Average Bench: 85.9% (52nd of 1015)

Based on 45,028 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 14.0% 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 0.61MB/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 55.5%. 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 31.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,028 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.1 Read 151 193
90 Write 149 192
18.8 Mixed 31.3 50.8
93.9 SusWrite 148 189
86.6% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.03 1.2
0.88 4K Write 2.01 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.61 0.8
148% 1.22 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 183 190 190 188 190 MB/s
Read 179
Write 162
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 188
101% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
150% 1.23 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 152 153 155 152 156 MB/s
Read 150
Write 139
Mixed 30
SusWrite 153
85% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
166% 1.37 MB/s
142GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 93 94 94 97 99 MB/s
Read 146
Write 144
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 95.6
74% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
161% 1.27 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 122 133 130 123 126 MB/s
Read 116
Write 141
Mixed 12.8
SusWrite 126
71% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $108 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 12,788 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,116

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

2 years ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

4 years ago.


Good

3 years ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

4 years ago.

Good performer


Excellent

3 years ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

3 years ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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