Average Bench: 86% (47th of 1015)

Based on 404 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MD04ACA600

Very good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA600 6TB averaged just 13.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba MD04ACA600 6TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.04MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA600 6TB is 50.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA600 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 60.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 147MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 404 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.7 Read 147 188
99.3 Write 147 190
38.4 Mixed 60.8 73
100 SusWrite 152 199
92.3% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.87 4K Read 3.25 7.53
1.01 4K Write 2.07 2.4
0.5 4K Mixed 1.04 1.2
289% 2.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 194 196 205 196 198 MB/s
Read 138
Write 197
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 198
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
317% 2.53 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 108 112 109 108 111 MB/s
Read 190
Write 181
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 110
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 7.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
492% 3.77 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: FS1U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 170 168 177 172 169 MB/s
Read 101
Write 110
Mixed 49
SusWrite 171
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
215% 1.53 MB/s
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Gaming 42%
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Desktop 78%
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asus H110I-PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $450

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It does 210/210 MBs read write, very good for a mechanical HDD.

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