Average Bench: 86.2% (43rd of 984)

Based on 876 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA MD04ACA500, TOSHIBA MD04ACA5

Very good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB averaged just 13.8% 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 2.26MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB is 40.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 876 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 152 183
101 Write 148 180
76.9 Mixed 134 169
109% 145 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.65 4K Read 2.26 4.51
0.63 4K Write 1.95 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.27 0.34
160% 1.49 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 169
Write 170
Mixed 148
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 4.07
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.26
242% 2.22 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP1A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 138
Write 144
Mixed 119
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.28
169% 1.58 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

Approx. $145 @ launch in Nov '14
BHPhotoUS $15422 months
AmazonUS $15915 mins
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Typical MD04ACA500 5TB Builds (Compare 1,106 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asrock X99 Extreme4 - $204

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,297

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 Comments

Performance, Capacity and Compatibility...

Added 2 years ago.

Terrible

12 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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