Average Bench: 85.3% (57th of 1010)

Based on 1,049 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA MD04ACA500, TOSHIBA MD04ACA5

Very good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB averaged just 14.6% 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 2.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.52MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB is 42.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 108MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 145MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,049 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 151 186
101 Write 145 181
48.7 Mixed 108 168
103 SusWrite 152 193
102% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 2.51 5.53
0.5 4K Write 2 2.4
0.2 4K Mixed 0.52 1.2
199% 1.68 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: 146 148 150 145 151 152 MB/s
Read 156
Write 154
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 149
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
205% 1.57 MB/s
658GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 131 132 129 134 129 MB/s
Read 128
Write 133
Mixed 52.7
SusWrite 130
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
236% 1.67 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 129 126 109 113 109 MB/s
Read 138
Write 121
Mixed 39
SusWrite 120
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
133% 0.93 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,250,268 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $145 @ launch in Nov '14
BHPhotoUS $1542 years
AmazonUS $16914 mins
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Typical MD04ACA500 5TB Builds (Compare 4,126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,747

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 Comments

Performance, Capacity and Compatibility...

Added 2 years ago.

Terrible

19 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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