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Toshiba MG03ACA400 4TB Enterprise HDD Review - Database/OLTP and Webserver

Toshiba MG03ACA400 4TB Enterprise HDD Review
Toshiba's MG03ACA400 4TB Enterprise HDD offers a capacity-intensive Tier-2 solution for storage of unstructured data. Let's take a close look at it. (TYO:6502)
| HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Aug 13, 2013 2:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Toshiba



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This test emulates Database and On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) workloads. OLTP is in essence the processing of transactions such as credit cards and high frequency trading in the financial sector. Enterprise HDDs are uniquely well suited for the financial sector with their low latency and high random workload performance. Databases are the bread and butter of many enterprise deployments. These are demanding 8K random workloads with a 66% read and 33% write distribution that can bring even the highest performing solutions down to earth.


The Toshiba MG03ACA400 averages 178 IOPS at QD256.


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The Toshiba HDD offers up a wide range of access time, much like the other HDDs, falling into the familiar spot between the Western Digital SE and the Seagate V.6.


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The Toshiba HDD averages 11.4 Watts during the test period.


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The Toshiba HDD averages 15 IOPS per Watt in our Database/OLTP testing.





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The Webserver profile is a read-only test with a wide range of file sizes. Web servers are responsible for generating content for users to view over the internet, much like the very page you are reading. The speed of the underlying storage system has a massive impact on the speed and responsiveness of the server that is hosting the website, and thus the end-user experience.


The Toshiba HDD averages 179 IOPS at QD256.


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The Toshiba HDD falls into a very close latency range with the Seagate Enterprise Capacity V.6.


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The Toshiba averages 11.7 Watts during the test.


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The Toshiba MG03ACA400 averages 14.4 IOPS per Watt during the measurement window.

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