Average Bench: 85.8% (45th of 979)

Based on 461 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA MD04ACA500, TOSHIBA MD04ACA5

Very good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB averaged just 14.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.34MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.99MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB is 42.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.28MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 461 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 152 184
101 Write 147 179
72.5 Mixed 132 167
108% 143 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.66 4K Read 2.34 4.56
1.22 4K Write 1.99 2.29
0.19 4K Mixed 0.28 0.35
165% 1.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 178
Write 178
Mixed 167
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 4.07
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.27
239% 2.16 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP1A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 174
Write 177
Mixed 171
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 4.66
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.24
261% 2.35 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 164
Mixed 156
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.38
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.31
131% 1.26 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 161
Write 137
Mixed 143
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 2.84
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.32
195% 1.8 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 138
Mixed 136
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.32
122% 1.15 MB/s
452GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 130
Mixed 122
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.25
109% 1.09 MB/s
264GB free
Firmware: FP1A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 129
Mixed 21.4
65% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.26
113% 1.14 MB/s
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BHPhotoUS $153.9012 months ago.
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Desktop
Desktop 105%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE - $389

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,833

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