Average Bench: 43.2% (438th of 1015)

Based on 118,349 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050

Below average average bench

The Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB averaged 56.7% 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 1.38MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB is 39.2%. 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 28.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 118,349 samples)
Min Avg Max
16 Read 71.5 104
27.1 Write 79.4 107
12.7 Mixed 28.6 35.7
40.9 SusWrite 79.1 110
47% 64.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.38 1.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.48 0.6
95.8% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
244GB free
Firmware: AM0P4C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 109 109 110 109 MB/s
Read 106
Write 104
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 109
65% 89 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
345GB free
Firmware: AM0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 97 103 103 101 103 MB/s
Read 105
Write 106
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 102
63% 86.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.97 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: AM003M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 106 106 105 105 MB/s
Read 101
Write 98.3
Mixed 32.9
SusWrite 105
61% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.87 MB/s
462GB free
Firmware: AM002J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 88 89 89 89 88 MB/s
Read 106
Write 104
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 87.8
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: AM003M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 94 93 95 86 82 MB/s
Read 79.2
Write 82
Mixed 30
SusWrite 90.2
51% 70.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
106% 0.87 MB/s
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0P4C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 52 52 49 48 51 MB/s
Read 53.1
Write 82.5
Mixed 18.7
SusWrite 51
37% 51.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
101% 0.73 MB/s
264GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM001J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 73 63 62 72 71 MB/s
Read 24.6
Write 49.1
Mixed 19
SusWrite 67
29% 39.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.57 MB/s
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Typical MQ01ABF050 500GB Builds (Compare 7,800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 3%
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Desktop
Desktop 43%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: HP Notebook

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $28

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3 years ago.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO slow


Terrible

5 years 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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