Average Bench: 72.7% (117th of 1015)

Based on 253 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ABA400V

Good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ABA400V 4TB averaged 27.2% 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 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.17MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ABA400V 4TB is 44.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ABA400V 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.23MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 253 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.6 Read 126 163
67.7 Write 118 157
32.6 Mixed 60.8 126
63.5 SusWrite 128 163
79% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.17 1.8
0.47 4K Write 1.23 1.4
0.19 4K Mixed 0.68 0.9
147% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
526GB free
Firmware: FP1T
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 139 137 136 141 139 MB/s
Read 128
Write 96.9
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 134
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
163% 1.1 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: FP2T
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 101 105 102 107 103 MB/s
Read 139
Write 95.4
Mixed 56.1
SusWrite 96.6
71% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.2 MB/s
3.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: FP1T
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 91 68 51 57 MB/s
Read 147
Write 114
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 68.6
68% 93 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
167% 1.13 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,763,484 HDDs tested.

Typical MD04ABA400V 4TB Builds (Compare 6,529 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 129%
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 122%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B550 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $919

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