Average Bench: 29.4% (775th of 1010)

Based on 1,908 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK2555GSX

Very poor average bench

The Toshiba MK2555GSX 250GB averaged 70.6% 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 0.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.02MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK2555GSX 250GB is 28.4%. 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 33.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 48.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,908 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.8 Read 52 73.5
20.6 Write 52.6 74.3
10.3 Mixed 33.6 62.1
18.8 SusWrite 48.3 74.1
34.3% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.36 0.5
0.33 4K Write 1.02 1.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.35 0.5
72.7% 0.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: FG001M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 76.3
Mixed 31.3
SusWrite 75.8
47% 64.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.73 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 43 50 55 47 48 MB/s
Read 47.3
Write 49.9
Mixed 29.1
SusWrite 49
32% 43.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG000D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 37 41 45 42 49 MB/s
Read 52.2
Write 36.3
Mixed 24.4
SusWrite 42.8
28% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
74% 0.5 MB/s
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 29 37 39 41 43 MB/s
Read 40
Write 50
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 34.5
30% 40 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 31 29 29 30 MB/s
Read 40.8
Write 34.3
Mixed 24
SusWrite 28.9
24% 32 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
76% 0.53 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FG001J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 2.5 0 0 28 40 MB/s
Read 37.2
Write 39.5
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 19.4
22% 29.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
76% 0.57 MB/s
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Typical MK2555GSX 250GB Builds (Compare 1,001 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 1545

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $173

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