Average Bench: 43.5% (437th of 1015)

Based on 53,441 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050

Below average average bench

The Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB averaged 56.4% 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 0.48MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.32MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB is 41.7%. 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 27.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.38MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,441 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.5 Read 74.4 109
36.9 Write 81.8 107
10.5 Mixed 27.4 35.6
41.4 SusWrite 77.3 108
47.4% 65.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.32 1.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.48 0.6
93.3% 0.72 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
361GB free
Firmware: AM0B3J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 102 97 97 100 86 MB/s
Read 101
Write 99
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 98
60% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.73 MB/s
271GB free
Firmware: AM0B3J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 93 94 102 102 102 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 92.9
Mixed 32.1
SusWrite 98.5
57% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
263GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM003M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 90 95 90 92 94 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 94.8
Mixed 26
SusWrite 91.7
54% 74.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
281GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 75 69 68 75 77 MB/s
Read 85.9
Write 85.3
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 72.8
50% 68.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM003M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 96 99 94 71 90 MB/s
Read 59
Write 58
Mixed 14.3
SusWrite 89.6
40% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
71% 0.4 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0B1J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 76 77 69 64 66 MB/s
Read 76.4
Write 80.6
Mixed 25.1
SusWrite 70.6
46% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.73 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: AM001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 71 72 71 73 73 MB/s
Read 63.2
Write 64.7
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 71.2
41% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0P3M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 70 68 62 67 61 MB/s
Read 55.7
Write 75.8
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 65.7
41% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.73 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0Q6E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 47 51 53 43 49 MB/s
Read 13.7
Write 50.7
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 48.5
23% 32 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
25% 0.2 MB/s
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AmazonUS $324 years
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Typical MQ01ABF050 500GB Builds (Compare 10,978 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
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Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: HP 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 14% - Very poor Total price: $22

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19 months ago.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO slow


Terrible

13 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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