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DT01ACA050 Toshiba 500GB 3.5" Sata III 6.0Gb/s Hard Disk Drive


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Toshiba 500GB 3.5" Sata III 6.0Gb/s Hard Disk Drive
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DT01ACA050 information and overview

This product is no longer sold by our official South African supplier.

It may still be available in South Africa from other stores, however, we will not be able to assist.

Subject to correction, the product was first added on 2012-07-10 17:04:26 and the last date we have for this product is 2016-10-24 06:52:14, where the last unit was sold for R 727, which may have been a final clearance price.

Toshiba 500GB, 7200rpm, 32mb cache 3.5" Sata III 6.0Gb/s Hard Disk Drive, Advanced Format 512e, Low Power, Eco-friendly halogen-free design. Copyright © 2017 ComXpert International CC - COPYING IS ONLY ALLOWED FOR THE PURPOSE OF SENDING US ENQUIRIES. E&OE.

© Respective owners and brand holders. © 2017 ComXpert International CC. The contents has been generated by ComXpert International CC (// All products are sourced locally in South Africa and the warranty is that of the local supplier only. E&OE.

Specifications & more information about DT01ACA050, Drives: SATA3 hard drives manufactured by Toshiba
Specifications available as a download DT01ACA050 specifications Adobe PDF and printable version
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The DT01ACA series is Toshiba’s first 3.5-inch hard drive for use in power-friendly consumer and commercial desktop computers. The 7,200 RPM drive series is engineered for high performance and low power for cooler operation. With 32MB cache buffer the DT01ACA drives are designed for faster data processing. The 3.5-inch DT01ACA drives include Advanced Sector Format technology, which utilizes the industry standard 4K byte-per-sector configuration and improved error-correcting code functionality to enhance data integrity while making more efficient use of the storage surface area. These desktop drives are halogen-free, demonstrating Toshiba Corporation’s global commitment to Environmentally Conscious Products (ECPs) that have minimal environmental impact. As part of this voluntary initiative, Toshiba has reduced or eliminated additional hazardous substances in the DT01ACA drives.


  • Up to 1,000GB of Storage Capacity.
  • 7,200 RPM Rotational Speed.
  • Low Power.
  • Advanced Format 512e.
  • Eco-friendly halogen-free design.


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Specifications for the product series
Product Code DT01ACA050spacer
Drive Capacity 500GB
Drive Interface Serial ATA 3.0 / ATA8
Number of Platters (disks) 1
Number of Data Heads 2 or 1
Environmental Compliance RoHS compliant
Transfer Rate to Host 6 Gb/sec
Number of user data cylinders 16, 383
Bytes per sector (HOST) 512 byte
Bytes per sector(DISK) 4, 096 byte
Logical blocks (LBA) 976, 773, 168
Maximum areal density 2 head: 674Mb/mm2 {435 Gbit/in}; 1 head: 881Mb/mm2 {569Gbit/in}
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
Voltage 5V (+/- 5%), +12VDC ± 10%
Energy Consumption Efficiency 0.0074/A
Read/Write Power 6.4 watts
Active Idle Power 3.7 watts
Low Power Idle 2.2 watts
Standby Power 1.0 watts
Sleep Power 1.0 watts
Dimensions (W) x (D) x (H) 101.6 mm x 147 mm x 26.1 mm
Weight 450 g
Temp - Operating 0° to 60°C
Temp - Non-Operating -40° to -70°C
Vibration - Operating 6.57 m/s² (0.67G) RMS 5 to 500 Hz
Vibration - Non-Operating 10.2 m/s² (1.04G) RMS 2 to 200 Hz
Shock - Operating 686 m/s² (70G) 2ms Half Sine
Shock - Non-Operating 3430 m/s² (350G) 2ms Half Sine
Acoustics (idle) 25 dB
Acoustics (seek) 26 dB
Load/Unload 300, 000 times
Error rate non-recoverable 1/1014 bit read

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