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Toshiba 1TB SSHD (MQ01ABD100H) Review - Final Thoughts

Toshiba 1TB SSHD (MQ01ABD100H) Review

Toshiba offers up generous capacity with its 1TB SSHD, but is there performance to complement it? Let's dig in and take a close look. (TYO:6502)

| SSHDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 17, 2013 2:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Toshiba

Final Thoughts

 

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Being the Consumer Storage Editor here at TweakTown, I often find myself watching many tech forums. On the topic of SSHDs, the most common question that comes up is "Why just 8GB of NAND" and to a point it's a valid argument, but on the other end, how much data do you use in your daily workload?

 

If you are like me and browse the web, check email among other things, then all that data you access over and over ends up in the "hot data" pool and placed within that 8GB of cache. Accordingly, as your data usage pattern changes, drives like this Toshiba SSHD notice that and take into account that change, dumping data that is no longer relevant in favor of your current workload.

 

In many cases as seen in today's review, the 1TB Toshiba drive was quicker than its 500GB counterpart and additionally the 500GB Seagate comparable drive, including 4K random read and write. Sequential performance of the Toshiba SSHD was impressive as well, as seen in our ATTO and HDTune testing the drives caching algorithm appeared to catch on rather quickly, boosting our results in both benchmarks.

 

At the time of writing the MSRP of the Toshiba SSHD in the 1TB capacity is set at $199.99. While these drives do maintain slight retail market availability, the true competitive nature lies in the OEM market, with Toshiba showing their presence as a second partner for many notebook and Ultrabook manufacturers.

 

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