ToshibaMQ01ABD100H
$117
SeagateST1000DM010
 $117 

Release date: Q3 2013.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 92,779 user samples
1,252 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 33% 564GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 183rd / 1010
91,527 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 247GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
61.4 % 92.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+51%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
128 MB/s 166 MB/s Faster read speed.
+30%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
80.8 MB/s 147 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+82%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
9.48 MB/s Insanely faster random read.
+1,070%
0.81 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
16.2 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+980%
1.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
93.9 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+24%
75.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
5.15 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+605%
0.73 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
60.2 MB/s 157 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+161%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
169 MB/s 203 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+20%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
118 MB/s 193 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+64%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
14.8 MB/s Insanely faster peak random read.
+1,380%
1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
24 MB/s Insanely faster peak random write.
+1,233%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
122 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+41%
86.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
13.2 MB/s Insanely faster peak random mixed IO.
+1,367%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
90.3 MB/s 199 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+120%
Market Share
Based on 11,255,620 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 2.97 % Insanely higher market share.
+29,600%
Value
Value For Money
15.1 % 59.2 % Hugely better value.
+293%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 102 % Hugely more popular.
+82%
Price
Price (score)
$117 $45 Much cheaper.
+62%
Age
Newest
62 Months 24 Months Much more recent.
+61%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 1TB
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The Toshiba MQ01ABD100H SSHD is a 1TB 5,400 RPM HDD with 8GB of NAND flash. The NAND acts as a high speed cache and gives the drive some SSD-like performance characteristics. The cache covers nearly 1% of the total capacity but once exhausted speeds drop to levels that match the MQ01ABD100, the non SSHD version of this drive. Prior to cache exhaustion, the MQ01ABD100H has peak sequential read/write speeds of 172/83 MB/s and peak 4K read/writes of 14.1/24.5 MB/s. These are fantastic 4K figures which approach SSD throughputs but unfortunately the sequential figures are equally unimpressive and leave the drives performance profile severely unbalanced. Overall the MQ01ABD100H scores an effective speed of just 100 MB/s and sits amongst the slower drives. For small file use cases where the majority of IO hits the cache the Toshiba is a superb choice but for most users, it's probably not. [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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