Average Bench: 109% (2nd of 1015)

Based on 114 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MG05ACA800E

Outstanding average bench

The Toshiba MG05ACA800E 8TB averaged 9.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba MG05ACA800E 8TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.6MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MG05ACA800E 8TB is 66.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MG05ACA800E 8TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 92MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 188MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 114 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 Read 191 236
118 Write 191 233
64.2 Mixed 92 181
93.1 SusWrite 188 236
121% 165 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.77 4K Read 1.6 2.3
1.45 4K Write 3.96 5.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.55 0.8
201% 2.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: GX4K
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 211 219 223 194 212 MB/s
Read 221
Write 212
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 213
135% 185 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.6
212% 2.03 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: GX4K
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 197 200 201 202 191 MB/s
Read 207
Write 198
Mixed 95.9
SusWrite 198
128% 175 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.7
235% 2.4 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: GX4K
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 188 187 188 185 183 MB/s
Read 170
Write 181
Mixed 87.2
SusWrite 186
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.6
214% 2.27 MB/s
802GB free
Firmware: GX1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 138 139 136 138 138 MB/s
Read 124
Write 131
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 137
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.3
158% 1.97 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,746,444 HDDs tested.

Typical MG05ACA800E 8TB Builds (Compare 129 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 126%
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 140%

System: Asus WS-C621E-SAGE Series

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,240

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