Average Bench: 76.7% (83rd of 984)

Based on 27 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ACA300

Good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB averaged 23.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2MB/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.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.67MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.8 Read 136 175
86.4 Write 131 175
87.2 Mixed 125 162
98.4% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 2 4.65
0.35 4K Write 1.67 2.33
0.18 4K Mixed 0.28 0.34
145% 1.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
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
1TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 145
Mixed 140
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.97
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.24
148% 1.44 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: FP1A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 131
Mixed 127
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.32
122% 1.16 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 124
Mixed 118
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.81
4K Write 0.45
4K Mixed 0.19
105% 0.82 MB/s
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 Prices

BHPhotoUS $94.0819 months ago.
OutletPCUS $147.8415 months ago.
AmazonUS $200.201 month ago.
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Typical MD04ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 1,745 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Pro3 - $212

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $951

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