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Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 3.5" Consumer HDD Review - Toshiba DT01ACA 1TB HDD

Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB 3.5

The DT01ACA100 is part of the first wave of 3.5" hard disk drives to come from Toshiba. Let's look at how it fairs in the market. (TYO:6502)

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Dec 18, 2013 2:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: Toshiba

Toshiba DT01ACA 1TB HDD

 

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Our sample of the 1TB DTO1ACA was delivered in bare-drive form. The manufacture date is listed at the top right, with capacity, and firmware revision in the center.

 

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The backside of the drive houses a teal green PCB, with several Torx screws holding it in place.

 

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Removing the PCB, we find a large thermal pad, to transfer the heat from the drive controller. A set of pins connects the PCB to the internal components.

 

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A closer look at the PCB reveals that the LSI controller is next to 32MB of DRAM cache. At the top of the drive, we have the spindle controller.

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