Average Bench: 32.4% (700th of 984)

Based on 1,086 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK2555GSX

Poor average bench

The Toshiba MK2555GSX 250GB averaged 67.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.99MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK2555GSX 250GB is just 19.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Toshiba MK2555GSX 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 56.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,086 samples)
Min Avg Max
38 Read 56.5 71.9
37.1 Write 56.3 73.6
11.8 Mixed 42.9 69.6
38.8% 51.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.09 4K Read 0.34 0.49
0.49 4K Write 0.99 1.2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
56.9% 0.52 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: FG00 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED
Read 70.9
Write 72.8
Mixed 72.8
54% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.29
76% 0.66 MB/s
227GB free
Firmware: FG001M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 71.5
Write 70.4
Mixed 70.7
53% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.27
70% 0.62 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: FG001J Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 66.3
Write 55.7
Mixed 68.2
48% 63.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.25
70% 0.65 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: FG001U Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 62
Write 58.4
Mixed 59
45% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.03
4K Mixed 0.21
58% 0.54 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: FG001M Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 62.4
Write 47.9
Mixed 47.5
40% 52.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 0.94
4K Mixed 0.24
59% 0.52 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: FG002C Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 38.7
Write 60.5
Mixed 54.1
39% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.15
4K Write 0.81
4K Mixed 0.09
31% 0.35 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: FG00 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 51.2
Write 46.4
Mixed 45.1
36% 47.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.16
4K Write 0.73
4K Mixed 0.16
38% 0.35 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: FG001J Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 48.6
Write 47.8
Mixed 11.7
26% 36 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.27
68% 0.6 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: FG00 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 51.1
Write 37.5
Mixed 46.9
34% 45.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.15
4K Write 0.64
4K Mixed 0.19
39% 0.32 MB/s
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Typical MK2555GSX 250GB Builds (Compare 667 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 1545

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $263

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