Average Bench: 78.6% (75th of 979)

Based on 17 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ACA300

Good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB averaged 21.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 127MB/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.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 133MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 Read 140 175
86.4 Write 133 175
87.2 Mixed 127 162
100% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.71 4K Read 1.9 4.65
0.42 4K Write 1.66 2.33
0.18 4K Mixed 0.29 0.34
142% 1.28 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
396GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 150
Write 128
Mixed 122
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.45
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.34
134% 1.25 MB/s
400GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 149
Write 127
Mixed 116
98% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.23
103% 1.09 MB/s
439GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 127
Mixed 140
104% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.24
98% 1 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 126
Write 119
Mixed 100
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 0.43
4K Mixed 0.25
79% 0.57 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asrock X99 Extreme6

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,365

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