Average Bench: 30.8% (752nd of 1010)

Based on 1,711 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK2555GSX

Poor average bench

The Toshiba MK2555GSX 250GB averaged 69.2% 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 0.27MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK2555GSX 250GB is 22.7%. 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 39MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 49.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,711 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.3 Read 54.1 71.9
30.3 Write 54 74
11.1 Mixed 39 67.9
20 SusWrite 49.2 75.3
36.2% 49.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.34 0.5
0.35 4K Write 1 1.2
0.1 4K Mixed 0.27 0.5
63.2% 0.54 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
205GB free
Firmware: FG001J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 73 72 73 73 MB/s
Read 70.7
Write 74.5
Mixed 46.9
SusWrite 72.7
49% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.77 MB/s
214GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG000D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 64 62 67 68 67 MB/s
Read 73
Write 56.6
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 64.4
44% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 43 61 65 63 65 MB/s
Read 66.3
Write 72.5
Mixed 48.9
SusWrite 55.7
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 50 50 43 34 33 MB/s
Read 56.5
Write 59.5
Mixed 33.2
SusWrite 42.9
35% 48 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 39 36 39 40 42 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 53.5
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 38.7
34% 45.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.67 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 38 39 41 40 39 MB/s
Read 51.3
Write 51.5
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 39.7
33% 44.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: FG001J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 42 44 44 44 44 MB/s
Read 47.2
Write 47.7
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 43.6
31% 41.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 44 38 54 49 57 MB/s
Read 26.3
Write 62.5
Mixed 24
SusWrite 46.2
29% 39.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
77% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical MK2555GSX 250GB Builds (Compare 1,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 1545

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $300

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