Scan code: LN49171 Manufacturer code: DT01ACA300

Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB Internal Hard Drive - OEM

3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache 8ms OEM NCQ

Scan code: LN49171 Manufacturer code: DT01ACA300
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Product Overview Toshiba’s 7200 RPM 3.5-inch (8.9cm) HDD series is optimised for use in power-friendly consumer and commercial desktop computers, gaming PCs and external HDDs. The DT01ACAxx series offers up to 3 TB capacity and uses Advanced Format and leverages a best-in-class power management technology. In addition, this desktop drive provides up to 16% idle power savings over the previous model.

The 6 Gb/s SATA interface drives deliver 7200 RPM performance. These HDDs are designed to allow manufacturers to leverage the benefits of the latest components and operating systems to deliver high-performance, high-capacity, power-efficient systems.

Packaged as Verbatim
Features • 3TB capacity.
• 7200 RPM performance.
• For use in consumer and commercial computers.
• 6 Gb/s SATA Interface.
• Halogen-free design and power-efficient operation.
Capacity 3000 GB
Form Factor 3.5"
Flash Memory Size N/A
Flash Memory Type N/A
Height 26.1 mm
Rotation Speed 7200 rpm
Sector Size  
Cache 64MB
Access Time 8 ms
Host to/from Drive Sustained Transfer Rate  
Interface SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s)
Load/Unload Cycles  
Annualised Workload Rating  
Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read  
Max. Operating Shock  
Max.Power Usage  
Dimensions 101.6 x 26.1 x 147 (WxHxD mm)
Package Type  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN49171
Model Number DT01ACA300
GTIN 0715663002833

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3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache 8ms OEM NCQ is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No problems This drive s excellent value,and installs and performs well.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drives work but only had a few weeks The drives work OK as expected. 'Quick format' not so good (Windows) and some 'bad files' detected when trying to read some copied-over files. A full format worked OK and 2/3rds of the disks filled with copied files and no errors on opening a large number of them. Full formatting takes a long time in Windows but worth it.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have had this drive for a few weeks It was cheap, had lots of space, and I can say that after four weeks or so, I haven't had any issues with it. If that gives you anything to go by.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid hard drive, decent price. Installed in my NAS server with no issues. Good workhorse hard drive with plenty of space.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good big drive big drive used in someone else's pc for his own files and pictures
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a HDD what's there to say about Plugged the blighter in. Turned the computer on it with owe saw it was there. What else is there to say?
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value and gets the job done I bought 6 of these for my NAS, and fully tested them with smartctl and badblocks (4 passes) before installation. I didn't find a single error on any of the 6 drives. Excellent quality! They've been in my NAS for several weeks now and have been getting regularly hammered with multi-TB transfers. Again no problems.
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value storage drive I bought a couple of these to replace some aging Seagate storage drives on a desktop machine. I was not expecting much considering their price point and after reading some bleak reviews. I've got 1000+ hours on both drives and they're running great in a machine that's on pretty much 24/7. Quiet in operation with no obvious vibration and they run cooler by a few degrees than any of my other 7200 drives. They're not going to win any records for data transfer speeds, but if you're looking for cheap bulk storage, they're a good budget option.
Date published: 2016-04-10
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Questions & Answers

is this drive backward compatible with a SATA II - 3Gbs controller ?

Asked by: Bharat
Answered by: Ricky
Date published: 2017-02-05

Will this work with Windows XP?

XP has a 2.2TB limit, but some manufacturers provide their own XP drivers for drives above this (like Hitachi). Is there any software available that will enable XP to see the full 3TB of this drive? I have asked Toshiba, but as this is an OEM drive, I've been directed back to Scan for support. Thanks,
Asked by: Johm
I do not think XP will recognise the disk, or if it does it will be at the limit so you would not get the full 3TB storage and thus a waste of money. Even in Windows 7 and later, it has to be mounted using an alternative (GUID) to the usual system to get the full 3TB recognised at the start. Then you can format it and/or partition it. I doubt partitioning of the disk with third party software would work either - XP would still not recognise the volumes over its internal limit. GUID is not supported by XP. You could contact Paragon and see if they can help as I think they may have a workaround bit of software that will tinker with XP so the disk can be partitioned, formatted and recognised by XP but check with them before buying disks over the XP limit!
Answered by: RobinB
Date published: 2017-04-23
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Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB Internal Hard Drive - OEM