Average Bench: 44.5% (416th of 1015)

Based on 80,722 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MQ01ABF050

Below average average bench

The Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB averaged 55.4% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.38MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB is 43.8%. 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 27.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.39MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 80,722 samples)
Min Avg Max
13 Read 76.8 110
30.9 Write 82.4 108
10.5 Mixed 27.9 35.7
39.4 SusWrite 78.3 112
48.2% 66.3 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 0.5 0.7
96.9% 0.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
437GB free
Firmware: AM003M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 111 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 110
Write 110
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 111
66% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 80 78 83 82 84 MB/s
Read 90.9
Write 93.4
Mixed 32.9
SusWrite 81.1
54% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM0B1J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 85 81 86 85 78 MB/s
Read 30.4
Write 88.7
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 83.4
41% 56.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
64% 0.53 MB/s
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM001J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 39 74 63 20 13 MB/s
Read 45
Write 72.3
Mixed 18.7
SusWrite 47.5
33% 45.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
77% 0.6 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AM003M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 22 26 53 44 63 MB/s
Read 15.7
Write 57.6
Mixed 15.3
SusWrite 42.1
24% 32.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0
15% 0.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,128,109 HDDs tested.


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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 23% - Poor Total price: $26

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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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