Average Bench: 22.3% (945th of 1015)

Based on 928 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK2546GSX

Very poor average bench

The Toshiba MK2546GSX 250GB averaged 77.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.07MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK2546GSX 250GB is just 17.9%. 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 27.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 35.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 928 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.1 Read 41.5 53.7
14.2 Write 37.7 50.1
10.6 Mixed 27.2 36.7
16.2 SusWrite 35.8 50.7
26.2% 35.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.39 0.5
0.31 4K Write 1.07 1.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.44 0.6
84.9% 0.63 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: LB011A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 45 44 45 49 47 MB/s
Read 50.7
Write 45.7
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 43.7
32% 43.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.8 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: LB013M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 47 46 48 49 45 MB/s
Read 47
Write 29.9
Mixed 30.4
SusWrite 46.8
28% 38.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB011A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 33 26 23 17 21 MB/s
Read 42.1
Write 36.5
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 24.1
23% 31.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
74% 0.53 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB014C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 33 28 28 33 29 MB/s
Read 11.2
Write 37.9
Mixed 9.4
SusWrite 29.7
16% 22 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.1
43% 0.43 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB014C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 26 22 26 21 30 MB/s
Read 7.5
Write 30.4
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 25.7
14% 19.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
58% 0.33 MB/s
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Typical MK2546GSX 250GB Builds (Compare 235 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Toshiba Satellite A300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $133

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