Average Bench: 65% (146th of 979)

Based on 652 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 35.0% 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 4.07MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.65MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 40.2%. 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 83.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 18MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 652 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.2 Read 135 169
59.7 Write 83.6 122
60.9 Mixed 100 124
79.9% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 9.65 14.5
0.45 4K Write 16.6 23.7
0.07 4K Mixed 4.07 6.39
1,161% 10.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.78 DQ Read 18 30.7
11.4 DQ Write 18.2 24.1
2.59 DQ Mixed 4.48 6.38
81.3% 13.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
65GB free
Firmware: AUF02A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 169
Write 81.3
Mixed 108
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 23.9
4K Mixed 6.38
1,747% 14.9 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 24
DQ Mixed 6.34
120% 20.3 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: AUF02A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 170
Write 78.9
Mixed 110
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 23.8
4K Mixed 4.98
1,590% 14.4 MB/s
DQ Read 20.5
DQ Write 23.5
DQ Mixed 6.19
104% 16.7 MB/s
558GB free
Firmware: AUF01M Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 144
Write 79.2
Mixed 101
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 20.3
4K Mixed 4.25
1,282% 11.7 MB/s
DQ Read 11
DQ Write 16
DQ Mixed 3.98
65% 10.3 MB/s
599GB free
Firmware: AUF02M Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 128
Write 81.5
Mixed 101
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 12.8
4K Write 21.4
4K Mixed 4.21
1,396% 12.8 MB/s
DQ Read 28
DQ Write 20.2
DQ Mixed 4.1
97% 17.4 MB/s
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Typical Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 169 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 52%
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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4 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


2 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 months ago.

it,s amazing powerfull disk


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