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Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5in Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD

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   Part #: DT01ACA300
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

The DT01ACA series is Toshiba's first 3.5-inch hard drive for use in power-friendly consumer and commercial desktop computers. The 7,200 RPM drive series is engineered for high performance and low power for cooler operation.

The DT01ACA Desktop HDDs feature 1 terabyte-per-platter technology in capacities ranging from 500GB to 3TB* (1, 2 or 3 platters). With 64MB cache buffer (1.5TB, 2TB, and 3TB models) the DT01ACA drives are designed for faster data processing.

The 3.5-inch DT01ACA drives include Advanced Sector Format technology, which utilizes the industry standard 4K byte-per-sector configuration and improved error-correcting code functionality to enhance data integrity while making more efficient use of the storage surface area.

Quick Specs:
Buffer 64 MB
Storage Capacity 3 TB
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Weight (Approximate) 1.50 lb
Drive Type Internal
Height 1"
Width 4"
Depth 5.8"
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 3.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/600

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Average Latency: 4.17 ms
     Buffer: 64 MB
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 768 MBps (6 Gbps)
     Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
General Information  
     Brand Name: Toshiba
     Manufacturer: Toshiba
     Manufacturer Part Number: HDKPC08
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Model: DT01ACA300
     Product Name: DT01ACA Series Hard Disk Drive
     Product Series: DT01ACA
     Product Type: Hard Drive
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/600
     SATA Pin: 7-pin
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.8"
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 3.5"
     Height: 1"
     Weight (Approximate): 1.50 lb
     Width: 4"
Technical Information  
     Features: Reduced Power Consumption
Advanced Format
     Storage Capacity: 3 TB
     Limited Warranty: 2 Year

Toshiba DT01ACA300 Customer Reviews

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Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Consistent RPM speed and better transfer rate than a WD Green.
None so far.
It's been running 24/7 since it was installed. Time will tell... but it's a great deal if you can get it on sale.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Very read write speeds for a mechanical drive.

~ 200 MB/s read, 100 MB/s write
None so far.
Overall, definitely recommend this out of all other mechanical drives, except for WD Black, or Velociraptor

Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Good value for the price. Performance is fine.
Does not know for long term usage. I have another brand 3TB works great for the first month and starts hanging after a couple of months. The hanging glows more frequent as time goes by. After two years, every 2-3 minutes it hangs for over 1-2 minutes. I hope this will not happen to Toshiba 3TB.
For the time being, Toshiba is acceptable. Duration for the Data Storage consistency needs time to proof.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
seems to be quiet, no DOAs,
great price on sale.
expected retail boxes but it was OEM,
bad packaging of the box sent. One of the boxes was crushed quite a bit.
so far no errors
should include free shipping
Running 4 of them in a RaidZ2 pool FreeNas.
so time will tell if these will lasts 3 years of 24/7

Experience: 10 Days
 Verified Owner
Great price! Solid. Quiet.
They just feel solid for my home NAS re-purposed machine. Hope they last. I think I'll buy a couple more for that price!

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Does the job so far.
Pretty silent.
None so far
I bought this to replace a dead 3TB drive from another manufacturer that seem to be plagued with high rate of failures. As a matter of fact, that other drive (some B... drive from some S... manufacturer) died after 1¼ year was a drive I got from an RMA, which previous drive (for which I did the RMA) died after 1¾ year. I heard good reviews about Toshiba, so let's hope there are up to the job. It's stacked (with proper ventilation!) in a Linux media server box that is up 24/7. Can't say anything on the long run yet for this new drive, but it is going fine after 8 hours of restoring 2.5TB of backup. I didn't hear the drive, so it's pretty silent, compared to some older drives I got in the past.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
- silent
- fast
- none so far
Nice disk, very easy to install, good capacity.
Planning to put it in a NAS server.

Quang Thai_T
Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Did what it was intended to do, store stuff at a reasonable price.
Was really easy to connect and partition.
Living with that constant feeling that the Toshiba mechanical hdd rumours don't hold up.
Was kinda iffy ordering something that wasn't a Western Digital hd, but for this price I was willing to gamble with it.

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Relatively quiet
Performance is quite good and unlike a certain 7200RPM drive at its price range, it doesn't seem to have significant failure rates considering the sample size of reviews.

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Easy installation, silent.
Good drive, time will tell about duration.

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Messages about Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5in Internal Hard Disk Drive HDD

Toshiba Hard Drive Testing/RMA? (Greg_F- Feb 14, 15, 1 Replies) Read this message
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Reviews from the Web

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Comment: Toshiba' DT01ACA300 HDD is less than $0.03/GB for 3TB of premium mechanical storage! This is an excellent storage add-on when capacity is needed at a very low cost!
Posted by: IC9 @06/18/15
Posted by: Hovo @11/08/13
Comment: "This is one fast drive! It runs about 20MB/sec faster than the Hitachi 4TB 7K4000, which is around 12% faster. As hard drives go, that’s a very significant advance in less than a year..."
Posted by: Shinma @02/11/13
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