Average Bench: 55% (249th of 1015)

Based on 1,971 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]


Average average bench

The Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB averaged 45.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 9.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 59.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 61.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 75.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,971 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.7 Read 122 171
20.2 Write 75.5 118
9.77 Mixed 83 120
17.1 SusWrite 61.8 89.7
63.6% 85.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 9.6 15.6
0.4 4K Write 15.9 24.1
0.1 4K Mixed 9.76 15.5
1,778% 11.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 DQ Read 23.5 31.8
13.2 DQ Write 20.6 24.6
10.4 DQ Mixed 20.1 26.3
190% 21.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
825GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AUF02H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 102 109 103 104 102 MB/s
Read 141
Write 80.5
Mixed 96.2
SusWrite 104
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 9.9
4K Write 14.9
4K Mixed 10.1
1,811% 11.6 MB/s
DQ Read 28.1
DQ Write 17.2
DQ Mixed 19.5
188% 21.6 MB/s
431GB free
Firmware: AUF01M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 54 71 94 94 94 MB/s
Read 139
Write 79.8
Mixed 90.3
SusWrite 79.9
72% 97.3 MB/s
4K Read 15.6
4K Write 23.3
4K Mixed 15
2,748% 18 MB/s
DQ Read 16.1
DQ Write 23.1
DQ Mixed 16.1
158% 18.4 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: AUF02A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 51 33 56 57 59 MB/s
Read 167
Write 77
Mixed 102
SusWrite 52.6
74% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 11.6
4K Write 19.7
4K Mixed 12.1
2,193% 14.5 MB/s
DQ Read 30
DQ Write 23.4
DQ Mixed 25.1
235% 26.2 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AUF01H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 30 34 35 91 92 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 78.2
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 55
47% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 8.2
4K Write 12.3
4K Mixed 8.8
1,547% 9.77 MB/s
DQ Read 25.8
DQ Write 12
DQ Mixed 21
186% 19.6 MB/s
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Typical Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 536 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 50%
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

System: Toshiba QOSMIO X70-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $376

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High performance with 8GB NAND flash...

Added 5 years ago.

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1 month ago.


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


2 years 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?


5 years ago.

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