Average Bench: 65.3% (147th of 984)

Based on 782 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]


Above average average bench

The Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB averaged 34.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 4.06MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 41.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 84.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 17.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 782 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.4 Read 135 169
60.9 Write 84.5 124
60.9 Mixed 100 124
80.1% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.19 4K Read 9.7 14.5
0.44 4K Write 16.7 23.8
0.07 4K Mixed 4.06 6.36
1,163% 10.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.73 DQ Read 17.8 30.6
11.2 DQ Write 18 24
2.68 DQ Mixed 4.48 6.35
80.9% 13.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
697GB free
Firmware: ALF07M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 159
Write 113
Mixed 145
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 7.47
4K Write 13.7
4K Mixed 4.87
1,106% 8.67 MB/s
DQ Read 15.5
DQ Write 15.3
DQ Mixed 4.39
73% 11.7 MB/s
499GB free
Firmware: ALF06H Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 155
Write 113
Mixed 142
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 15.9
4K Mixed 3.63
1,139% 10 MB/s
DQ Read 10.6
DQ Write 17.7
DQ Mixed 3.4
63% 10.6 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: AUF02A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 159
Write 82.9
Mixed 111
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 23.3
4K Mixed 6.29
1,728% 14.6 MB/s
DQ Read 30
DQ Write 24.6
DQ Mixed 5.25
114% 19.9 MB/s
401GB free
Firmware: AUF01M Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 123
Write 74.2
Mixed 91.5
72% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 3.42
4K Write 3.54
4K Mixed 1
319% 2.65 MB/s
404GB free
Firmware: AUF01M Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 78.7
Write 73.9
Mixed 76.6
58% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 1.96
251% 1.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,970,455 HDDs tested.

Typical Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 217 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 53%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

System: Toshiba QOSMIO X70-A

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

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High performance with 8GB NAND flash...

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2 months ago.


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


5 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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6 months ago.

it,s amazing powerfull disk


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