Average Bench: 44.4% (418th of 1015)

Based on 96,608 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050

Below average average bench

The Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB averaged 55.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.48MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.35MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB is 40%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 28.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.39MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 96,608 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.8 Read 76.3 108
24.7 Write 79.7 107
12.7 Mixed 28.3 35.6
41.6 SusWrite 78.3 110
47.8% 65.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.39 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.35 1.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.48 0.6
94.4% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM002C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 84 82 83 86 90 MB/s
Read 94.9
Write 94.6
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 84.7
56% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: AM0P1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 93 93 92 93 93 MB/s
Read 82.7
Write 81
Mixed 31
SusWrite 92.4
52% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
106% 0.87 MB/s
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0P1D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 59 61 61 58 56 MB/s
Read 59.8
Write 67.7
Mixed 29
SusWrite 59.3
39% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,273,459 HDDs tested.


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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $35

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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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