Average Bench: 60.5% (185th of 1010)

Based on 1,321 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100H

The Toshiba MQ01ABD100H SSHD is a 1TB 5,400 RPM HDD with 8GB of NAND flash. The NAND acts as a high speed cache and gives the drive some SSD-like performance characteristics. The cache covers nearly 1% of the total capacity but once exhausted speeds drop to levels that match the MQ01ABD100, the non SSHD version of this drive. Prior to cache exhaustion, the MQ01ABD100H has peak sequential read/write speeds of 172/83 MB/s and peak 4K read/writes of 14.1/24.5 MB/s. These are fantastic 4K figures which approach SSD throughputs but unfortunately the sequential figures are equally unimpressive and leave the drives performance profile severely unbalanced. Overall the MQ01ABD100H scores an effective speed of just 100 MB/s and sits amongst the slower drives. For small file use cases where the majority of IO hits the cache the Toshiba is a superb choice but for most users, it's probably not. [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB averaged 39.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 6.31MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.68MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 48.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 61MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 80.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,321 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.8 Read 128 169
50.7 Write 80.3 119
24.4 Mixed 92.5 122
24.9 SusWrite 61 90.2
67.4% 90.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 9.68 15.1
0.41 4K Write 16.4 24
0.08 4K Mixed 6.31 14.1
1,407% 10.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.92 DQ Read 21.4 31.5
12.7 DQ Write 19.1 24.3
3.02 DQ Mixed 10.4 26
125% 17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
662GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AUF02M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 35 22 19 23 40 MB/s
Read 82.1
Write 72.8
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 32.2
48% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 10.1
4K Mixed 7.8
1,283% 7.8 MB/s
DQ Read 21.2
DQ Write 14.5
DQ Mixed 15.8
151% 17.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,407,937 HDDs tested.

Typical Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 319 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

System: Toshiba QOSMIO X70-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $376

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 Comments

High performance with 8GB NAND flash...

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17 months ago.

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This is a laptop/notebook drive comparison was against desktop drives instead of other notebook drives making it useless to the consumers that would be looking at which notebook drive would best suit them—Sep '14


Good

20 months ago.

This drive is really fast!! Not bad looking at the benches, it crushes seagate series. Not sure what USA-user comment is about....do you even internet?


Poor

4 years ago.


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