Average Bench: 82.6% (68th of 1014)

Based on 7,140 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA MD04ACA400, TOSHIBA MD04ACA4

Very good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB averaged just 17.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.24MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.09MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB is 49.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 61.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 142MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,140 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.6 Read 145 183
94.7 Write 143 180
43.9 Mixed 61.7 70.3
92.1 SusWrite 142 184
89.7% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 3.24 7.16
1.6 4K Write 2.13 2.4
0.7 4K Mixed 1.09 1.2
295% 2.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 180 182 182 183 181 MB/s
Read 177
Write 181
Mixed 70
SusWrite 181
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 5.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
419% 3.13 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 153 153 155 155 154 MB/s
Read 173
Write 173
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 154
103% 142 MB/s
4K Read 5.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
402% 3.03 MB/s
684GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 122 127 124 129 132 MB/s
Read 133
Write 133
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 127
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
255% 1.83 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 42 50 56 49 51 MB/s
Read 170
Write 154
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 47.6
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
251% 1.93 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,009,535 HDDs tested.


Approx. $154 @ launch in Nov '14
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Typical MD04ACA400 4TB Builds (Compare 9,174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 113%
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 106%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-P - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,074

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