Average Bench: 75.5% (106th of 1010)

Based on 47 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ACA300

Good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB averaged 24.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.41MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB is 43.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 122MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 47 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.6 Read 132 175
86.4 Write 131 175
36.1 Mixed 109 163
90.4 SusWrite 122 161
91.5% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.67 4K Read 1.96 4.65
0.35 4K Write 1.78 2.33
0.18 4K Mixed 0.41 1.2
160% 1.38 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
420GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 162 163 161 165 163 MB/s
Read 136
Write 136
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 161
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
250% 1.8 MB/s
297GB free
Firmware: FP1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 145 139 143 138 144 MB/s
Read 149
Write 145
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 142
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
280% 2 MB/s
659GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 132 131 132 130 MB/s
Read 123
Write 116
Mixed 59
SusWrite 130
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
206% 1.53 MB/s
902GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 98 93 97 95 96 MB/s
Read 115
Write 113
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 95.4
69% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.53 MB/s
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Typical MD04ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 1,410 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asrock Z97X Killer - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $923

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