Average Bench: 84.7% (50th of 1015)

Based on 85,620 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 15.3% 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 0.59MB/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 55.9%. 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 30.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,620 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.8 Read 149 190
78.5 Write 148 190
18.8 Mixed 30.3 47.9
84.7 SusWrite 146 189
85.4% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.03 1.2
0.88 4K Write 2.02 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
146% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
820GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 131 133 133 132 132 MB/s
Read 126
Write 132
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 132
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
147% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 125 129 128 128 125 MB/s
Read 125
Write 132
Mixed 18
SusWrite 126
72% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.5
144% 1.3 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 123 138 125 112 MB/s
Read 103
Write 106
Mixed 36.6
SusWrite 117
66% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
996GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 83 88 84 85 92 MB/s
Read 75.6
Write 84
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 85
46% 64.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
105% 0.77 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,530,827 HDDs tested.

Typical DT01ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 10,470 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $628

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 Comments

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

Added 8 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 years ago.

Noisy buy a reliable workhorse


Terrible

5 years ago.

very unstable, always form bad sectors


Very good

8 years ago.


Average

8 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

7 years ago.

quite, excellent seq. read/write speeds.


Terrible

6 years ago.

Failed in less than 6 months.


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