Average Bench: 63.7% (177th of 1010)

Based on 1,215 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 36.3% 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 4.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.41MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 43.8%. 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. Sustained Write Speed 62.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 83.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,215 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.9 Read 132 169
57.9 Write 83.5 123
57.1 Mixed 97.8 124
17 SusWrite 62.5 97.5
69.9% 93.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.12 4K Read 9.41 14.7
0.42 4K Write 16.4 23.9
0.07 4K Mixed 4.35 6.66
1,179% 10.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
7.57 DQ Read 19.3 31
11.5 DQ Write 18.3 24
2.56 DQ Mixed 5.49 10.9
89.8% 14.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
480GB free
Firmware: AUF01M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 42 39 64 75 89 MB/s
Read 144
Write 83.4
Mixed 99.9
SusWrite 63.1
73% 97.7 MB/s
4K Read 12.1
4K Write 20.1
4K Mixed 12.9
2,310% 15 MB/s
DQ Read 28.8
DQ Write 23.8
DQ Mixed 24.5
230% 25.7 MB/s
157GB free
Firmware: AUF02H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 47 64 69 70 70 MB/s
Read 136
Write 78
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 63.9
68% 91.3 MB/s
4K Read 9.6
4K Write 20.6
4K Mixed 10.1
1,904% 13.4 MB/s
DQ Read 30.4
DQ Write 22.7
DQ Mixed 23.4
224% 25.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,132,054 HDDs tested.

Typical Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Toshiba QOSMIO X70-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $376

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 Comments

High performance with 8GB NAND flash...

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13 months ago.

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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

17 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?


Poor

4 years ago.


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