Average Bench: 65.3% (143rd of 979)

Based on 607 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100H

The Toshiba MQ01ABD100H SSHD is a 1TB 5,400 RPM HDD with 8GB of NAND flash. The NAND acts as a high speed cache and gives the drive some SSD-like performance characteristics. The cache covers nearly 1% of the total capacity but once exhausted speeds drop to levels that match the MQ01ABD100, the non SSHD version of this drive. Prior to cache exhaustion, the MQ01ABD100H has peak sequential read/write speeds of 172/83 MB/s and peak 4K read/writes of 14.1/24.5 MB/s. These are fantastic 4K figures which approach SSD throughputs but unfortunately the sequential figures are equally unimpressive and leave the drives performance profile severely unbalanced. Overall the MQ01ABD100H scores an effective speed of just 100 MB/s and sits amongst the slower drives. For small file use cases where the majority of IO hits the cache the Toshiba is a superb choice but for most users, it's probably not. [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB averaged 34.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 4.09MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 39.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 83.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 18MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 607 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.4 Read 136 169
60.5 Write 83.8 121
61.7 Mixed 101 126
80.2% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.25 4K Read 9.7 14.4
0.45 4K Write 16.6 23.9
0.08 4K Mixed 4.09 6.4
1,166% 10.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.81 DQ Read 18 30.5
11.3 DQ Write 18.3 24.4
2.57 DQ Mixed 4.48 6.41
81.5% 13.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
810GB free
Firmware: ALF06M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 127
Mixed 122
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 9.45
4K Write 15.1
4K Mixed 4.19
1,138% 9.57 MB/s
DQ Read 14.9
DQ Write 15.4
DQ Mixed 3.4
66% 11.2 MB/s
357GB free
Firmware: ALF07M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 114
Mixed 129
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 15.4
4K Mixed 4.44
1,404% 11.6 MB/s
DQ Read 15.4
DQ Write 14.8
DQ Mixed 3.88
69% 11.3 MB/s
13GB free
Firmware: ALF0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 113
Mixed 94.9
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 16.5
4K Mixed 3.67
1,178% 10.4 MB/s
DQ Read 14.8
DQ Write 16
DQ Mixed 3.27
66% 11.4 MB/s
731GB free
Firmware: AUF02M Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 84.3
Mixed 102
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 20.9
4K Mixed 4.09
1,282% 11.9 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 21.6
DQ Mixed 5.72
111% 18.9 MB/s
837GB free
Firmware: AUF01M Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 127
Write 81.6
Mixed 102
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 12.6
4K Write 22.1
4K Mixed 4.85
1,472% 13.2 MB/s
DQ Read 13.9
DQ Write 17.1
DQ Mixed 4.05
71% 11.7 MB/s
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Typical Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Toshiba QOSMIO X70-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $376

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High performance with 8GB NAND flash...

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This is a laptop/notebook drive comparison was against desktop drives instead of other notebook drives making it useless to the consumers that would be looking at which notebook drive would best suit them—Sep '14


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1 month ago.

This drive is really fast!! Not bad looking at the benches, it crushes seagate series. Not sure what USA-user comment is about....do you even internet?


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1 month ago.

Incredible


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it,s amazing powerfull disk


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