Average Bench: 76.1% (102nd of 1010)

Based on 52 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ACA300

Good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB averaged 23.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.02MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.47MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB is 44.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 105MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 52 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.6 Read 133 175
90.5 Write 132 174
48.5 Mixed 105 160
90.4 SusWrite 128 181
92.1% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 2.02 4.43
0.42 4K Write 1.81 2.36
0.19 4K Mixed 0.47 1.13
170% 1.43 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 175 179 179 179 180 MB/s
Read 176
Write 174
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 178
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
354% 2.67 MB/s
706GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 130 131 129 132 129 MB/s
Read 158
Write 156
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 130
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
319% 2.33 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 133 114 126 112 116 MB/s
Read 149
Write 131
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 122
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
161% 1.27 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: FP1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 101 105 102 100 97 MB/s
Read 137
Write 139
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 102
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
290% 2.13 MB/s
264GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 108 108 111 110 111 MB/s
Read 109
Write 108
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 110
70% 95.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.5 MB/s
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Typical MD04ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 1,207 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asrock Z97X Killer - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $892

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