Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB HDD Review

Toshiba created something special here!

What’s in the box:

  • 1 x Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB HDD


  • Up to 3 TB of Data Storage Capacity
  • 3.5-inch, Low Profile Form Factor
  • 7,200 rpm
  • SATA up to 6.0 Gbit/s
  • Advanced Format (AF) 512e Sector Length


  • Form Factor: 3.5-inch
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gbit/s
  • Format: 512e
  • Buffer Size: 64 MiB or 32 MiB
  • Rotation Speed: 7200 rpm
  • Max Data Transfer Speed: 1822 Mbit/s
  • Power Consumption: 3.7 W
  • Weight (Max): 680g

Design and Build:

She may look like your ordinary Hard Drive, but it is what is on the inside that counts, and this beauty has a whole lot hidden underneath! Below you will find a few key points that show you just how much these drives have to offer, the below numbers are specially for the 2TB version. I must admit, she is more than impressive.

Acoustics (Sound Power):

  • Idle: 27 dB
  • Seek: 28 dB

You will barely take note of her, even when she is working hard for you!

A real beauty!


  • Operating: 0 °C to 60 °C
  • Non-Operating: – 40 °C to 70 °C

More than manageable numbers right here.


  • Operating: 8 % to 90 % R.H. (No condensation)
  • Non-Operating: 5 % to 95 % R.H. (No condensation)
Real World
Real World performance test!


  • Operating 686 m/s2 {70 G} (2 ms half sine wave)
  • Non-Operating: 2,940 m/s2 {300 G} (2 ms half sine wave)


  • Operating: 6.57 m/s2 {0.67 G} (5 to 500 Hz)
  • Non-Operating: 10.2 m/s2 {1.04 G} (2 to 200 Hz)


  • Operating: – 300 m to +3,048 m
  • Non-Operating: – 300 m to +12,000 m

Power Usage:

  • Supply Voltage/ Allowable Voltage: L 5 V ± 5% / 12 V ±10 %
  • Read / Write: 6.4 W Typ.
  • Idle: 5.2 W Typ.
Quite Impressive!

These numbers are more than impressive; Toshiba’s drives can easily rival those of their competitors. The use of high grade quality materials is the only way to achieve these numbers, and Toshiba is all the better for it! 


She might not be an SSD, but she can hold her own for sure. Sporting SATA 3 and an impressive 7500 RPM’s, she was made to be faster than fast!

  • Interface Speed: 6.0 Gbit/s Max.
  • Rotation Speed: 7,200 rpm
  • Average Latency Time: 4.17 ms
  • Buffer Size: 64MB

The average latency might not be too great but is more than manageable here. A rather impressive buffer size further sweetens the pot here. A decent companion for your OS SSD, unless you plan on using her as your main drive.

MGR Gaming’s Conclusions:

I’m impressed, this beauty really performed quite well. She is running as a companion to my SSD, and I can tell you now, she holds her own. Her main purpose is to be my gaming drive for all my extra games that I use as needed. Super-fast transfer rates, especially when you consider I install them to the SSD via the Toshiba drive.

She sells for a decent price, and you get quite more than what you paid for. She is guaranteed to upgrade your system and improve your experience. These are facts.

Peak performance test!

If she is in your budget range, then it is an investment. She can hold her own any day! The impressive numbers really did a fantastic job by showing her off and further adding to her impressiveness.

Low power use, super silent and superior transfer rates, and so much more! You cannot go wrong with her!

MGR Gaming Score 8

By: MGRza
Date: 12 June 2019

Additional Info:

Brand: Toshiba
Model: DT01ACA200
Type: HDD

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