Average Bench: 64.2% (171st of 1002)

Based on 1,136 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 35.7% 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 4.08MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.51MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 43.1%. 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 83.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 18.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,136 samples)
Min Avg Max
71 Read 132 169
59 Write 83.5 123
59.3 Mixed 98.7 124
78.8% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.12 4K Read 9.51 14.7
0.36 4K Write 16.5 23.8
0.07 4K Mixed 4.08 6.38
1,154% 10 MB/s
Min Avg Max
7.59 DQ Read 19.4 31
11.3 DQ Write 18.3 23.9
2.44 DQ Mixed 4.67 6.45
84.8% 14.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
723GB free
Firmware: AUF01M Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 140
Write 80.9
Mixed 102
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 9.34
4K Write 18.4
4K Mixed 6.06
1,404% 11.3 MB/s
DQ Read 30.8
DQ Write 23.3
DQ Mixed 6.44
120% 20.2 MB/s
648GB free
Firmware: AUF01M Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 80.2
Mixed 97
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 18.2
4K Mixed 4.79
1,339% 11.4 MB/s
DQ Read 10.1
DQ Write 18.6
DQ Mixed 4.58
71% 11.1 MB/s
245GB free
Firmware: AUF02M Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 135
Write 79.7
Mixed 103
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 9.54
4K Write 20.1
4K Mixed 3.92
1,205% 11.2 MB/s
DQ Read 10.5
DQ Write 18.4
DQ Mixed 4.29
70% 11.1 MB/s
723GB free
Firmware: AUF01M Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 77.9
Mixed 101
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 8.75
4K Write 20
4K Mixed 6.07
1,410% 11.6 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 23.1
DQ Mixed 6.31
118% 19.7 MB/s
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Typical Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Toshiba QOSMIO X70-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $376

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 Comments

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


Good

15 months 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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4 years ago.


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