Average Bench: 41.5% (487th of 1015)

Based on 4,945 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK5061GSYN

Below average average bench

The Toshiba MK5061GSYN 500GB averaged 58.5% 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 0.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.47MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK5061GSYN 500GB is 39.9%. 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 29.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,945 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.8 Read 72.4 100
24.6 Write 74.2 99.5
12 Mixed 29.1 41.2
38.3 SusWrite 71.9 101
45.1% 61.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.46 0.6
0.5 4K Write 1.47 1.8
0.2 4K Mixed 0.53 0.7
105% 0.82 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: MH000D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 93 93 93 94 94 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 91.8
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 93.7
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
457GB free
Firmware: MH000C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 87 90 89 90 MB/s
Read 95.7
Write 97.8
Mixed 59.6
SusWrite 89.3
63% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MH000C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 87 87 79 80 83 MB/s
Read 80.6
Write 87.8
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 83.4
51% 70 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.63 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MH000D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 80 80 79 87 82 MB/s
Read 80.9
Write 25.2
Mixed 31.7
SusWrite 81.5
40% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MH000D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 73 76 73 79 70 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 56.2
Mixed 26.8
SusWrite 74.1
43% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MH000D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 70 76 77 73 57 MB/s
Read 82.3
Write 68.3
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 70.3
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.83 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: MH001M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 66 68 68 68 68 MB/s
Read 83.2
Write 84.6
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 67.7
48% 65.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical MK5061GSYN 500GB Builds (Compare 1,813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 3%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteBook 8470p

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $225

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