Average Bench: 30.1% (738th of 1015)

Based on 2,983 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK5055GSX

Poor average bench

The Toshiba MK5055GSX 500GB averaged 69.8% 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 0.43MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.08MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK5055GSX 500GB is 28%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Toshiba MK5055GSX 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 51.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,983 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.9 Read 53.1 74.3
28.3 Write 53.6 73.9
15.8 Mixed 29.3 40.3
24.6 SusWrite 51.7 73.5
34.4% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.64 4K Write 1.08 1.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.43 0.5
84.9% 0.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
437GB free
Firmware: FG001J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 73 73 72 74 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 64.8
Mixed 29
SusWrite 71.4
43% 58.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 53 62 64 65 65 MB/s
Read 56.3
Write 63.3
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 62.2
39% 53.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
88% 0.7 MB/s
296GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 49 41 46 48 45 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 66
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 45.6
38% 51.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.3
72% 0.63 MB/s
260GB free
Firmware: FG001M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 59 61 61 62 MB/s
Read 49.8
Write 50.5
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 60.9
35% 47.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
99% 0.73 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 50 47 46 42 62 MB/s
Read 59
Write 65.3
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 50.7
39% 52.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.3
76% 0.67 MB/s
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 45 44 41 39 49 MB/s
Read 48.8
Write 58.4
Mixed 28.6
SusWrite 43.7
33% 44.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.53 MB/s
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Typical MK5055GSX 500GB Builds (Compare 411 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Toshiba Satellite A505

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $51

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