Average Bench: 41.6% (480th of 1015)

Based on 4,296 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK5061GSYN

Below average average bench

The Toshiba MK5061GSYN 500GB averaged 58.4% 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.48MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK5061GSYN 500GB is 35.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MK5061GSYN 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,296 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.3 Read 73.4 101
22.5 Write 74.3 98.9
13.3 Mixed 29.4 48.7
39.6 SusWrite 71.4 99.7
45.2% 62.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.47 0.6
0.7 4K Write 1.48 1.8
0.2 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
107% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
457GB free
Firmware: MH000C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 100 100 99 101 100 MB/s
Read 106
Write 100
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 99.2
62% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
402GB free
Firmware: MH000C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 83 90 90 90 92 MB/s
Read 90.6
Write 83.8
Mixed 25.6
SusWrite 88.6
52% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
167GB free
Firmware: MH001M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 85 85 85 85 85 MB/s
Read 90.7
Write 84.5
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 84.2
54% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MH000C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 75 83 80 82 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 87
Mixed 26.6
SusWrite 76.9
50% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MH000D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 81 77 78 71 MB/s
Read 87.5
Write 90.3
Mixed 39.7
SusWrite 75
53% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.77 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $6522 mins
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Typical MK5061GSYN 500GB Builds (Compare 1,200 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8470p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $231

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