Average Bench: 58.9% (198th of 1010)

Based on 1,440 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 41.0% 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 7.28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 9.68MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 51.5%. 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 60.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 79.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,440 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.2 Read 126 169
45.7 Write 79.6 118
17.1 Mixed 89.9 123
25.3 SusWrite 60.5 88.5
66.3% 89.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 9.68 15.3
0.43 4K Write 16.2 24
0.1 4K Mixed 7.28 14.5
1,512% 11.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.18 DQ Read 21.8 31.5
12.6 DQ Write 19.3 24.4
3.09 DQ Mixed 12.9 26.1
141% 18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
120GB free
Firmware: AUF02W
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 74 62 62 63 65 MB/s
Read 146
Write 78.8
Mixed 100
SusWrite 66.7
73% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 24
4K Mixed 13.9
2,576% 17.3 MB/s
DQ Read 29.6
DQ Write 22.7
DQ Mixed 25.3
234% 25.9 MB/s
722GB free
Firmware: AUF01M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 58 57 61 59 61 MB/s
Read 141
Write 79.1
Mixed 94.2
SusWrite 61.6
70% 94 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 24.1
4K Mixed 12.1
2,299% 16.1 MB/s
DQ Read 32.8
DQ Write 24.3
DQ Mixed 26
246% 27.7 MB/s
886GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AUF01M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 36 29 29 81 85 MB/s
Read 139
Write 76.8
Mixed 94.8
SusWrite 51.9
68% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 12.5
4K Write 22.4
4K Mixed 12.1
2,280% 15.7 MB/s
DQ Read 13.6
DQ Write 21.9
DQ Mixed 13.3
135% 16.3 MB/s
865GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AUF01M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 30 27 24 21 54 MB/s
Read 116
Write 72.5
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 35.7
58% 78 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 18
4K Mixed 11.9
2,110% 13.6 MB/s
DQ Read 11.7
DQ Write 16.2
DQ Mixed 12.5
119% 13.5 MB/s
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Typical Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 348 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 53%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

System: Toshiba QOSMIO X70-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $376

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High performance with 8GB NAND flash...

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19 months 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


23 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?


4 years ago.

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