Average Bench: 81% (68th of 979)

Based on 12 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ACA300

Very good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB averaged just 19.0% 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 2.28MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 130MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB is 35.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.65MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 137MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Read 145 175
86.4 Write 137 175
87.2 Mixed 130 162
103% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.85 4K Read 2.28 4.65
0.42 4K Write 1.65 2.33
0.25 4K Mixed 0.3 0.34
159% 1.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
481GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 155
Write 149
Mixed 143
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 2.69
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.34
191% 1.76 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP1A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 155
Write 149
Mixed 144
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 2.32
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.3
168% 1.57 MB/s
432GB free
Firmware: FP1A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 149
Write 146
Mixed 122
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 2.14
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.27
158% 1.5 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 88.5
Mixed 86.7
67% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.33
108% 1.02 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,446,272 HDDs tested.


AmazonUS $88.991 min ago.
BHPhotoUS $94.0811 months ago.
NeweggUS $99.998 months ago.
OutletPCUS $147.847 months ago.
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Desktop 102%
Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: Asrock X99 Extreme6

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,233

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