Average Bench: 76.6% (82nd of 984)

Based on 24 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ACA300

Good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB averaged 23.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.04MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 125MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB is 38.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 130MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.69MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 24 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.8 Read 136 175
86.4 Write 130 175
87.2 Mixed 125 162
98.2% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 2.04 4.65
0.35 4K Write 1.69 2.33
0.18 4K Mixed 0.29 0.34
148% 1.34 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 157
Write 161
Mixed 149
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 4.26
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.23
244% 2.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 160
Write 148
Mixed 149
115% 152 MB/s
4K Read 4.29
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.29
252% 2.26 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
Read 151
Write 142
Mixed 143
110% 145 MB/s
4K Read 4.19
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.32
248% 2.19 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 129
Write 126
Mixed 118
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.26
84% 0.59 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 109
Write 97.1
Mixed 105
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.26
92% 0.92 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: FP1A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 97.8
Write 95.6
Mixed 87.6
70% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.3
110% 1.06 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,360,412 HDDs tested.


AmazonUS $78.991 month ago.
BHPhotoUS $94.0817 months ago.
OutletPCUS $147.8413 months ago.
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Gaming 61%
Desktop 68%
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Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Pro3 - $212

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,125

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