Average Bench: 85.1% (63rd of 1010)

Based on 1,035 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA MD04ACA500, TOSHIBA MD04ACA5

Very good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB averaged just 14.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.29MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.33MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB is 40.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 145MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 127MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,035 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 151 183
102 Write 145 179
54.7 Mixed 127 169
111 SusWrite 156 198
107% 145 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.66 4K Read 2.29 4.54
0.43 4K Write 1.95 2.31
0.2 4K Mixed 0.33 1.1
169% 1.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 158 157 166 161 161 MB/s
Read 154
Write 147
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 161
94% 130 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
290% 2.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 152 153 153 153 155 MB/s
Read 146
Write 150
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 154
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
272% 1.93 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 111 115 116 113 117 MB/s
Read 3.2
Write 9.7
Mixed 5
SusWrite 113
24% 32.8 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.1
28% 0.33 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,074,020 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $145 @ launch in Nov '14
BHPhotoUS $1542 years
AmazonUS $1697 mins
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Typical MD04ACA500 5TB Builds (Compare 9,983 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $922

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 Comments

Performance, Capacity and Compatibility...

Added 2 years ago.

Terrible

17 months ago.

Dead after 400-ish days of operation. Bought 4 and another one is showing sector reallocations too. No way to collect warranty. Avoid.


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