Average Bench: 81.8% (74th of 995)

Based on 2,069 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA MD04ACA400, TOSHIBA MD04ACA4

Very good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB averaged just 18.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.21MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.98MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB is 41.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.28MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 141MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,069 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.9 Read 144 177
98 Write 141 175
71.3 Mixed 131 165
104% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.68 4K Read 2.21 4.58
1.46 4K Write 1.98 2.31
0.2 4K Mixed 0.28 0.35
159% 1.49 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 160
Write 169
Mixed 162
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 4.51
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.34
266% 2.35 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,301,097 HDDs tested.


Approx. $154 @ launch in Nov '14
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,295

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