Average Bench: 79.4% (84th of 1015)

Based on 130 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ACA300

Good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB averaged 20.5% 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 2.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.84MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA300 3TB is 48.2%. 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 78.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 130 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.6 Read 139 177
90.7 Write 136 173
44.6 Mixed 78.6 144
82.8 SusWrite 139 182
90.3% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.76 4K Read 2.53 5.6
0.45 4K Write 1.99 2.4
0.24 4K Mixed 0.84 1.2
236% 1.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 165 166 164 156 157 MB/s
Read 158
Write 155
Mixed 64
SusWrite 162
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
280% 2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 161 161 164 164 166 MB/s
Read 152
Write 156
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 163
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
290% 2.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 168 166 168 165 166 MB/s
Read 140
Write 135
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 166
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
246% 1.77 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 135 132 127 132 129 MB/s
Read 150
Write 114
Mixed 48.3
SusWrite 130
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.3 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 121 117 119 117 MB/s
Read 109
Write 145
Mixed 58.6
SusWrite 117
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
164% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,676,905 HDDs tested.

 Prices

BHPhotoUS $945 years
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Typical MD04ACA300 3TB Builds (Compare 20,344 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,200

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