Average Bench: 75.7% (90th of 983)

Based on 20 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ACA300

Good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB averaged 24.2% 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 1.78MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 123MB/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. 4K Random Write Speed 1.62MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 129MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 20 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.8 Read 135 175
86.4 Write 129 175
87.2 Mixed 123 162
96.8% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.71 4K Read 1.78 4.65
0.35 4K Write 1.62 2.33
0.18 4K Mixed 0.29 0.34
136% 1.23 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
Read 172
Write 176
Mixed 175
132% 174 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.34
268% 2.38 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 153
Write 117
Mixed 126
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 0.44
4K Mixed 0.24
76% 0.55 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
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
75GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 83.8
Write 90.9
Mixed 91.2
67% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 1.86
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 4,671,782 HDDs tested.


AmazonUS $78.9931 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $94.0815 months ago.
OutletPCUS $147.8411 months ago.
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Gaming 63%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 70%

Motherboard: Asrock X99 Extreme6

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,105

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