Average Bench: 84.8% (58th of 1002)

Based on 924 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA MD04ACA500, TOSHIBA MD04ACA5

Very good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB averaged just 15.2% 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 2.19MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 132MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB is 40.6%. 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 0.27MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 145MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 924 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 150 183
100 Write 145 178
78.5 Mixed 132 168
107% 142 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.62 4K Read 2.19 4.52
0.49 4K Write 1.93 2.31
0.19 4K Mixed 0.27 0.34
157% 1.46 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 166
Write 153
Mixed 148
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 2.73
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.29
185% 1.71 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 146
Mixed 141
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.83
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.3
149% 1.41 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 110
Write 124
Mixed 109
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.25
106% 1.12 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 103
Write 96.6
Mixed 91.1
73% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.3
114% 1.08 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 93.3
Write 86.2
Mixed 96.9
70% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.25
88% 0.86 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,769,321 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $145 @ launch in Nov '14
BHPhotoUS $1542 years
AmazonUS $1593 secs
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Desktop 103%
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Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,983

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 Comments

Performance, Capacity and Compatibility...

Added 2 years ago.

Terrible

14 months ago.

Dead after 400-ish days of operation. Bought 4 and another one is showing sector reallocations too. No way to collect warranty. Avoid.


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