Average Bench: 85.6% (47th of 1010)

Based on 27,204 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 14.4% 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 56%. 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 30MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,204 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.2 Read 151 193
89.2 Write 149 192
15.3 Mixed 30 48.6
89.6 SusWrite 147 191
86.2% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.03 1.2
0.9 4K Write 2.02 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%
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 182 183 185 182 184 MB/s
Read 174
Write 179
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 183
100% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
150% 1.23 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: MX6O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 168 167 168 156 169 MB/s
Read 156
Write 152
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 165
89% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
162% 1.33 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 145 147 140 139 145 MB/s
Read 159
Write 153
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 144
89% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
170% 1.3 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 153 136 157 135 153 MB/s
Read 144
Write 140
Mixed 19.1
SusWrite 144
80% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
97% 0.67 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 90 91 89 91 92 MB/s
Read 126
Write 126
Mixed 20.1
SusWrite 91
65% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
146% 1.17 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,407,937 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $108 @ launch in Jan '13
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Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 8,037 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A PRO (MS-7A71) - $64

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,094

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

14 months ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

4 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

Noisy but fast and cheap.


Good

3 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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