Average Bench: 43.3% (445th of 1015)

Based on 48,492 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 0.49MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.32MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB is 39%. 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 48,492 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.4 Read 74.4 108
29.5 Write 80.1 107
12.3 Mixed 27.4 34.9
41.6 SusWrite 76.4 107
46.9% 64.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.32 1.8
0.2 4K Mixed 0.49 0.7
94.7% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
417GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 116 117 117 117 117 MB/s
Read 116
Write 114
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 117
70% 96 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
455GB free
Firmware: AM003M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 90 101 102 102 102 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 101
Mixed 34
SusWrite 99.6
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: AM003M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 103 74 61 97 97 MB/s
Read 108
Write 106
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 89.7
61% 84.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.9 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: AM0P1D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 145
Write 132
Mixed 46.2
SusWrite 39.3
66% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.4 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0Q6E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 89 79 80 76 73 MB/s
Read 96.5
Write 89.5
Mixed 32.2
SusWrite 79.7
54% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
67% 0.53 MB/s
218GB free
Firmware: AM0B1J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 84 84 85 84 84 MB/s
Read 78.2
Write 78.2
Mixed 31
SusWrite 83.8
49% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.9 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0B3J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 15 17 17 17 17 MB/s
Read 103
Write 18
Mixed 24.4
SusWrite 16
30% 40.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.4 MB/s
321GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0P2C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 46 46 41 43 45 MB/s
Read 40.9
Write 50.5
Mixed 6.3
SusWrite 44.5
26% 35.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
49% 0.3 MB/s
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Typical MQ01ABF050 500GB Builds (Compare 9,557 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 11%
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Desktop 29%
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Workstation
Workstation 15%
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System: HP 15 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 115% - Outstanding Total price: $84

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15 months ago.

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO slow


Terrible

9 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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