ToshibaMQ01ABD100H
$117
SeagateST3000DM008
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 10,356 user samples
1,051 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 38% 824GB free
Poor: 38% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 155th / 984
9,305 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 544GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 702GB free
Poor: 70% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
64.1 % 95.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+49%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
132 MB/s 175 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+33%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
83.4 MB/s 159 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+91%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
9.43 MB/s Insanely faster random read.
+1,329%
0.66 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
16.4 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+965%
1.54 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
98.6 MB/s 154 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+56%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
4.01 MB/s Insanely faster random mixed IO.
+1,810%
0.21 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
169 MB/s 205 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+21%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
123 MB/s 186 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+51%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
14.6 MB/s Insanely faster peak random read.
+1,725%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
23.8 MB/s Insanely faster peak random write.
+1,201%
1.83 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
126 MB/s 178 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+41%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
6.39 MB/s Insanely faster peak random mixed IO.
+2,456%
0.25 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,861,115 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.46 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,500%
Value
Value For Money
15.7 % 104 % Hugely better value.
+565%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 82 % Much more popular.
+46%
Price
Price (score)
$117 $79 Much cheaper.
+33%
Age
Newest
55 Months 17 Months Much more recent.
+69%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 3TB
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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 new 3TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST3000DM008) replaces its hugely successful predecessor, the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 2011 (ST3000DM001). Comparing performance between the two models shows that the newer drive has 12% faster sequential speeds, comparable 4K speeds, improved mixed sequential speed and reduced mixed 4K speed. Overall, the effective speed is 12% faster on the 2016 model. Since there is normally little price difference between the two models the 2016 version is the clear winner especially for use as a backup drive with its impressive sequential read and write speeds of nearly 200 MBps. See the current value leaders here[Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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