Average Bench: 44.8% (414th of 1015)

Based on 62,902 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050

Below average average bench

The Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB averaged 55.1% 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 0.49MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.38MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB is 41.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 28.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.39MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 62,902 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.4 Read 77.6 110
33.7 Write 82.4 109
13.3 Mixed 28.4 35.7
39.4 SusWrite 78.5 111
48.5% 66.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.39 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.38 1.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.49 0.6
96.2% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
418GB free
Firmware: AM001J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 101 103 102 104 MB/s
Read 101
Write 101
Mixed 34
SusWrite 90.9
59% 81.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0P2C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 100 104 106 105 102 MB/s
Read 86.8
Write 101
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 101
58% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.9 MB/s
408GB free
Firmware: AM0B3J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 78 79 80 80 79 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 94.5
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 79.2
54% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.87 MB/s
263GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0B3J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 78 77 73 75 78 MB/s
Read 82.1
Write 89.3
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 76.5
51% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.4
87% 0.73 MB/s
444GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0P1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 85 85 68 73 83 MB/s
Read 76.7
Write 86.2
Mixed 24.1
SusWrite 79.3
48% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.73 MB/s
414GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 31 32 31 31 31 MB/s
Read 107
Write 30.5
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 31.1
36% 49.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.4 MB/s
252GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0B1J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 61 63 55 58 60 MB/s
Read 69.9
Write 51.2
Mixed 25.9
SusWrite 60.6
38% 51.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.7 MB/s
295GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0Q6E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 69 75 75 75 77 MB/s
Read 38.2
Write 78.3
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 73.6
38% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
98% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical MQ01ABF050 500GB Builds (Compare 12,078 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
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Desktop
Desktop 26%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: HP 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32

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22 months ago.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO slow


Terrible

16 months ago.

I use a Sony hybrid with an i7 processor with a SSD which is really quick. I look after a neighbour's Toshiba laptop with this hard drive in it and a Celeron N2830 processor in it. It takes hours to complete Windows updates and is akin to watching paint dry. Just awful.


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