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Toshiba MG04 Enterprise 5TB HDD Review

By: Paul Alcorn | HDDs in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jan 15, 2015 3:11 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Toshiba

8k Random Read/Write

 

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Server workloads rely heavily upon 8k performance, and we include this as a standard with each evaluation. Many of our server workloads also test 8k performance with various mixed read/write workloads.

 

The MG04 exhibits a small lead over the He6 in this test.

 

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The MG04 continues to provide excellent performance and latency in random read workloads.

 

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The Seagate and HGST drives trade places with a pure random write workload, but the Toshiba MG04 remains on top during the test.

 

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The MG04 continues to deliver enhanced latency performance.

 

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The Toshiba MG04SCA500A takes the lead as we mix in more write activity.

 

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The Toshiba MG04 and Seagate Enterprise Capacity are closely matched on power draw during the 4k write workload, while the HGST continues to lead with the lowest power consumption.

 

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The MG04 again matches the He6's efficiency with random write workloads, but the He6 regains the lead with the random read workload.

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