Average Bench: 85% (50th of 1015)

Based on 2,847 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA MD04ACA500, TOSHIBA MD04ACA5

Very good average bench

The Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB averaged just 14.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.29MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.05MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB is 48.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 143MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,847 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.5 Read 147 192
84.3 Write 143 186
33.7 Mixed 53.5 63.4
97.4 SusWrite 148 193
89.6% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 3.29 7
0.7 4K Write 2.09 2.4
0.5 4K Mixed 1.05 1.2
292% 2.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 196 200 199 197 204 MB/s
Read 171
Write 170
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 199
110% 152 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1.2
342% 2.4 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 171 176 176 175 175 MB/s
Read 144
Write 136
Mixed 55.9
SusWrite 175
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
261% 1.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,630,680 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $145 @ launch in Nov '14
AmazonUS $15015 months
BHPhotoUS $1545 years
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Typical MD04ACA500 5TB Builds (Compare 31,878 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 104%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI (MS-7C37) - $214

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,172

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 Comments

Performance, Capacity and Compatibility...

Added 5 years ago.

Terrible

4 years ago.

Dead after 400-ish days of operation. Bought 4 and another one is showing sector reallocations too. No way to collect warranty. Avoid.


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