Average Bench: 77.5% (81st of 984)

Based on 32 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ACA300

Good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB averaged 22.4% 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 2.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 125MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB is 40.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.71MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.6 Read 136 175
86.4 Write 133 175
36.1 Mixed 125 163
99% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.67 4K Read 2.1 4.65
0.35 4K Write 1.71 2.33
0.18 4K Mixed 0.28 0.34
151% 1.37 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP1A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 175
Write 162
Mixed 159
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 4.22
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.33
254% 2.25 MB/s
204GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 172
Write 155
Mixed 143
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 3.33
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.27
210% 1.95 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 144
Write 174
Mixed 163
121% 160 MB/s
4K Read 3.25
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.29
207% 1.9 MB/s
704GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 131
Write 134
Mixed 122
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.82
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.34
152% 1.42 MB/s
841GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 58.6
Write 115
Mixed 36.1
51% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 0.96
4K Mixed 0.24
73% 0.62 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,810,075 HDDs tested.

 Prices

BHPhotoUS $9422 months
OutletPCUS $14818 months
AmazonUS $1511 hr
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Typical MD04ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 2,290 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Pro3 - $212

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $970

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