Average Bench: 64.2% (154th of 984)

Based on 919 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 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 3.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.48MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 44.9%. 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 83.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 18MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 919 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.9 Read 132 169
58.4 Write 83.7 123
58.8 Mixed 98.6 124
78.8% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.13 4K Read 9.48 14.5
0.41 4K Write 16.4 23.8
0.07 4K Mixed 3.99 6.34
1,141% 9.94 MB/s
Min Avg Max
7.96 DQ Read 18.4 30.9
11.2 DQ Write 18 24
2.55 DQ Mixed 4.55 6.37
82.2% 13.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
442GB free
Firmware: AUF02A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 171
Write 82.6
Mixed 111
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 24.4
4K Mixed 6.32
1,734% 14.9 MB/s
DQ Read 30.2
DQ Write 24
DQ Mixed 4.84
110% 19.7 MB/s
778GB free
Firmware: AUF02M Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 111
Write 71.1
Mixed 75.7
64% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 18.6
4K Mixed 4.44
1,310% 11.5 MB/s
DQ Read 15.3
DQ Write 17.3
DQ Mixed 3.72
71% 12.1 MB/s
547GB free
Firmware: ALF07M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 89.1
Write 82.7
Mixed 69.1
60% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 0.74
4K Mixed 0.1
40% 0.4 MB/s
567GB free
Firmware: ALF07M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Read 97
Write 68.3
Mixed 76.2
60% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.1
43% 0.43 MB/s
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Typical Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 54%
Workstation 38%
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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6 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


9 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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10 months ago.

it,s amazing powerfull disk


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