Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB 7.2K RPM HDD SATA 6GBPS
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DT01ACA050 Toshiba 500GB 7.2K RPM 32MB Buffer 3.5inch SATA New

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DT01ACA050 Toshiba 500GB 7.2K RPM 32MB Buffer 3.5inch SATA 6GBPS Hard Drive. New Bulk Pack.
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Overview to the DT01ACA050 Hard Drive

The DT01ACA050 is a hard disk drive (HDD) produced by Toshiba, one of the leading manufacturers of computer storage devices. It is a 500GB 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps hard drive that boasts a 7.2K RPM spindle speed and a 32MB buffer size. In this article, we'll take a closer look at what all these specifications mean and how they impact the performance of the DT01ACA050 hard drive.

500GB Storage Capacity

The DT01ACA050 offers a storage capacity of 500GB, which is sufficient for most users who don't have extensive storage requirements. It's suitable for storing operating systems, applications, and media files like music, movies, and photos. However, if you need more storage capacity, you may want to consider other models in the Toshiba HDD lineup that offer higher capacities.

3.5-inch Form Factor

The DT01ACA050 hard drive has a form factor of 3.5 inches, which is the standard size for desktop computer hard drives. It is not suitable for use in laptops or other portable devices that require smaller hard drives. The 3.5-inch form factor allows for larger platters and more space for the components, which results in better performance and higher storage capacities.

SATA 6GBPS Interface

The DT01ACA050 hard drive uses a SATA 6Gbps interface, which is the latest and fastest version of the SATA interface. SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface used for connecting storage devices to a computer's motherboard. The SATA 6Gbps interface provides faster data transfer rates than previous versions, which results in better overall performance.

7.2K RPM Spindle Speed

The spindle speed of a hard drive is the number of revolutions per minute (RPM) at which the platters inside the drive spin. The faster the spindle speed, the faster the hard drive can access and transfer data. The DT01ACA050 has a spindle speed of 7.2K RPM, which is considered a mid-range speed. This speed is suitable for most general computing tasks, but if you require higher performance for tasks like gaming or video editing, you may want to consider a hard drive with a faster spindle speed.

32MB Buffer Size

The buffer size of a hard drive is the amount of memory that is used to temporarily store data before it is written to or read from the disk. A larger buffer size can help improve the overall performance of the hard drive by allowing it to quickly access frequently used data. The DT01ACA050 has a buffer size of 32MB, which is considered standard for most desktop hard drives. However, if you require higher performance, you may want to consider a hard drive with a larger buffer size.

Reliability and Durability

The DT01ACA050 hard drive is designed to be reliable and durable, with an average lifespan of around five years. It features built-in shock sensors that detect sudden movements and can park the drive heads to prevent data loss or damage. The drive is also designed to operate at a low temperature, which helps to extend its lifespan and reduce the risk of overheating.


The DT01ACA050 hard drive is compatible with most desktop computers that support SATA drives. It can be used as the primary drive or as a secondary drive for additional storage. The drive is also compatible with most operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Overall, the DT01ACA050 Toshiba 500GB hard drive is a reliable and durable storage solution for desktop computer users who need a moderate amount of storage capacity. Its SATA 6Gbps interface provides fast data transfer rates, and its 7.2K RPM spindle speed and 32MB.

General Information about the Toshiba DT01ACA050

  • Manufacturer: Toshiba
  • Part Number or SKU# DT01ACA050
  • Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Interface Type: SATA 6GBPS

Technical Information

  • Capacity: 500GB
  • Advanced Format 512e
  • Eco-friendly Halogen-free Design
  • Rotational Speed : 7,200 RPM
  • Average Latency : 4.17MS
  • Buffer Size : 32MB
  • Single Track Seek Time (read): 0.6 MS
  • Single Track Seek Time (write): 0.8 MS

Dimension and Weight

  • Width : 4 Inch
  • Depth : 5.8 Inch
  • Height : 1 Inch
  • Weight : 1.52 Lbs

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When it comes to storing files and processing information, it is difficult to shove the impressive SATA hard drives aside. Although many people tend to regard hard disk drives as old technology, the new highly-performing variants have raised the bar. One of the most impressive variants is hard drives with the SATA interface and transfer speed of up to 6Gbps.

These are among the best drives to buy presently. They come with flash-speed disks that load several times faster than traditional hard drives. Another added advantage is that they come in either 2.5-inch sizes or 3.5-inch sizes. Users can find SATA 6Gbps hard drives that will nicely fit their case or enclosure.

SATA 6Gbps hard drives are designed to offer maximum performance. They connect to servers, PCs, or desktop computers via SATA 6Gbps cables. Despite their compact 2.5" to 3.5" sizes, they feature a dynamic cache of up to 64MB. Having these types of storage devices in hand will improve work efficiency and productivity.

Improved Storage Capacity and Performance

There are SATA 6Gbps hard drives that can give users a blend of HDD and SSD functionality. A device that can give a synergistic effect on both storage units will surely offer a higher level of performance. Users will find drives with traditional storage capacity up to 22TB. Most of these drives also come along with NAND technology for enhanced performance.

The read-write speed is something that will give users optimum satisfaction. With the SATA 6Gbps interface, users can expect a read speed of up to 400MB/s. Not only that, but some drives also run at up to 10000 rpm. Even at that rate, they are generally quiet, and they generate less heat.

Drives that use the SATA 6Gbps interface have been built to learn users' most used applications effectively. This engineering allows them to load those applications faster. It also helps gaming consoles to load the games initially after users have launched the game. There is everything to get excited about when it comes to these drives.

The point of the SATA 6Gbps interface is to enhance the quality of traditional mechanical hard drives. They are available at different capacity choices and RPM choices.

Reliable Data Recovery

There are possibilities of data accidents such as accidental deletion, formatting, virus attack, unexpected power shutdown, and partition loss. If such losses occur, data recovery software can easily recover the data from SATA 6Gbps hard drives. Data can be easily recovered, undelete, and unformatted from these SATA hard drives

Dynamic Cache

The dynamic cache is one of these drives most impressive features despite not being so evident to users. It improves the performance of the SATA 6Gbps drives in real time with optimized cache allocation. This function allocates more cache towards the read and writes functions. That is why users will find that read and write speeds are usually almost equal.

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