Average Bench: 38.5% (537th of 1015)

Based on 481 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MQ02ABF050H

Poor average bench

The Toshiba MQ02ABF050H 500GB averaged 61.4% 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 1.92MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MQ02ABF050H 500GB is 44.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MQ02ABF050H 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 25.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 481 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.2 Read 69.9 105
12.5 Write 66.8 105
9.5 Mixed 25.3 33.5
21.1 SusWrite 64 97.6
41.1% 56.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.44 0.6
0.1 4K Write 1.92 7.36
0.1 4K Mixed 0.5 1.16
110% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HDF01D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 79 81 87 93 MB/s
Read 86.3
Write 93.5
Mixed 31
SusWrite 79.4
53% 72.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.77 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HDF01D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 76 70 72 78 85 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 91
Mixed 31
SusWrite 74.7
51% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HDF01D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 57 47 53 47 69 MB/s
Read 65.8
Write 83.7
Mixed 26.8
SusWrite 53.9
42% 57.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,228,022 HDDs tested.

Typical MQ02ABF050H 500GB Builds (Compare 672 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 61%
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: Alienware 13 R2


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