Average Bench: 22.2% (946th of 1015)

Based on 942 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK2546GSX

Very poor average bench

The Toshiba MK2546GSX 250GB averaged 77.7% 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 0.45MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.08MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK2546GSX 250GB is just 17.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Toshiba MK2546GSX 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 26.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 35.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 942 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.4 Read 41.4 53.8
12.9 Write 37.4 50
10.9 Mixed 26.6 35.5
17.2 SusWrite 35.8 50.3
26% 35.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.39 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.08 1.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.45 0.6
86.8% 0.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: LB012D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 49 50 52 51 50 MB/s
Read 52.8
Write 48.4
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 49.9
34% 46.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB014C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 44 51 49 48 49 MB/s
Read 47.5
Write 50
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 48.5
34% 45.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.67 MB/s
229GB free
Firmware: LB01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 45 44 47 43 46 MB/s
Read 52.1
Write 48.6
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 43.6
33% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.67 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: LB012A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 48 47 47 47 47 MB/s
Read 47.9
Write 43.3
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 46.9
31% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: LB014C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 37 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 51.7
Write 54.4
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 38.4
33% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.67 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 36 37 35 36 38 MB/s
Read 47
Write 36
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 36.1
26% 35.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.63 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: LB013M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 26 28 27 27 27 MB/s
Read 27.8
Write 26.8
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 26.8
18% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
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Typical MK2546GSX 250GB Builds (Compare 256 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Toshiba Satellite A300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Poor Total price: $168

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