Average Bench: 56.2% (236th of 1015)

Based on 2,349 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 43.7% 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 10.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 10.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB is 57.7%. 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 63.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 76.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,349 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.1 Read 124 170
28.3 Write 76.4 120
11.8 Mixed 84.9 122
24 SusWrite 63.3 91.5
64.9% 87.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 10.1 15.7
0.5 4K Write 16.6 24.3
0.1 4K Mixed 10.2 15.7
1,865% 12.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.2 DQ Read 24.2 31.7
13.5 DQ Write 20.8 24.7
11.1 DQ Mixed 20.7 26.4
195% 21.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
558GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AUF02A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 36 34 51 65 78 MB/s
Read 138
Write 74.9
Mixed 84
SusWrite 52.2
65% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 15
4K Mixed 9.6
1,807% 11.9 MB/s
DQ Read 20.9
DQ Write 14.7
DQ Mixed 12.5
130% 16 MB/s
455GB free
Firmware: AUF02M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 54 44 77 80 79 MB/s
Read 113
Write 75.7
Mixed 78.4
SusWrite 66.4
62% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 12.4
4K Write 19.5
4K Mixed 13.7
2,400% 15.2 MB/s
DQ Read 17.7
DQ Write 16.3
DQ Mixed 20.6
178% 18.2 MB/s
888GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AUF02M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 42 39 54 80 95 MB/s
Read 116
Write 66.6
Mixed 84.1
SusWrite 61.2
61% 82.1 MB/s
4K Read 9.2
4K Write 9.3
4K Mixed 6.6
1,289% 8.37 MB/s
DQ Read 10.3
DQ Write 17.5
DQ Mixed 7.9
90% 11.9 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: AUF02M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 32 29 22 18 17 MB/s
Read 62
Write 34.5
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 24.9
30% 40.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.03 MB/s
2,349 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,721,965 HDDs tested.

Typical Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB Builds (Compare 147 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop 62%
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Toshiba QOSMIO X70-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $376

Popular Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB systems:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2020 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.


High performance with 8GB NAND flash...

Added 6 years ago.

Disliked (edit your comment) Add link

4 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


3 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?


6 years ago.

1015 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i5-9600K $199Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $548SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback