Average Bench: 13.6% (1013th of 1015)

Based on 340 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK8034GSX

Terrible average bench

The Toshiba MK8034GSX 80GB averaged 86.3% 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 0.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.35MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK8034GSX 80GB is just 11.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Toshiba MK8034GSX 80GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 20.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 19.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 340 samples)
Min Avg Max
10.2 Read 25.2 33.5
8.31 Write 23.1 31
9.81 Mixed 19.2 29.6
7.57 SusWrite 20.2 27.6
16.2% 21.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.35 0.5
0.2 4K Write 0.75 1.02
0.1 4K Mixed 0.3 0.5
62.1% 0.47 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AH305E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 18 24 22 28 27 MB/s
Read 31.3
Write 31.4
Mixed 17
SusWrite 22.8
19% 25.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
78% 0.57 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AH301J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 13 17 17 18 19 MB/s
Read 24.4
Write 24.6
Mixed 16.2
SusWrite 16.9
15% 20.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
83% 0.53 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: AH301H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.9 7.3 19 19 19 20 MB/s
Read 17.5
Write 4.5
Mixed 5
SusWrite 14.7
8% 10.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
60% 0.37 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 42%
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Workstation 2%
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Motherboard: Intel DG41RQ - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $211

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