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Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB SATA III 3.5″ Storage Drive Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Specifications and Closer Look
  3. Test Bench and Methodology
  4. AS SSD Benchmark
  5. ATTO Benchmark
  6. AIDA64 Sequential Access Time
  7. Boot Load and DATA Transfer Test
  8. CrystalDiskMark Benchmark
  9. HD Tune Pro Benchmark
  10. PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Benchmark
  11. PC Mark 7 Secondary Storage Benchmark
  12. Conclusion
  13. View All

The drive in a moisture barrier bag. In India, the drive is distributed by Rashi Peripherals._MG_9862



All the DT01ACA series drives use 7200RPM, with 32MB Cache fitted on 500GB/1TB version and 64MB in 2TB and 3TB version. Toshiba specifically mentioned that the warranty is 2 years from the date of purchase.


The drive- as can be clearly seen on the picture above- is made by Hitachi Storage.



The drive uses LSI 6045 controller with EtronTech EM68A16CWQB-25H 32MB controller and STMicroelectronics Smooth L7228 motor controller. The drive is extremely lightweight- as expected from a single platter drive.

For those who aren’t familiar with EtronTech, they do make memory ICs and also made USB 3.0 controllers.



The drive comes with 465GB of actual usable space.

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