Average Bench: 23.3% (934th of 1015)

Based on 668 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK2546GSX

Very poor average bench

The Toshiba MK2546GSX 250GB averaged 76.6% 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 0.34MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.05MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK2546GSX 250GB is just 14.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Toshiba MK2546GSX 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 36.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 31.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 668 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.6 Read 42.7 53.4
22.2 Write 39.3 51.1
15.4 Mixed 31.4 48
16.2 SusWrite 36.1 50.8
27.6% 37.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.37 0.5
0.43 4K Write 1.05 1.3
0.1 4K Mixed 0.34 0.6
72% 0.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB013M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 42 37 37 29 32 MB/s
Read 53.7
Write 52.1
Mixed 31.1
SusWrite 36
32% 43.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.77 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB013M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 35 38 38 31 37 MB/s
Read 52.9
Write 45.8
Mixed 31
SusWrite 36.7
31% 41.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.73 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: LB013M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 33 29 30 31 32 MB/s
Read 45.7
Write 46
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 30.9
29% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.47 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: LB014C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 38
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 37.9
26% 35.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
91% 0.63 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB013M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 24 13 7.2 13 30 MB/s
Read 52.2
Write 49.1
Mixed 33.1
SusWrite 18.7
28% 38.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: LB014C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 31 31 31 31 31 MB/s
Read 34.3
Write 36.2
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 30.5
24% 31.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.63 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB011A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 15 16 15 17 36 MB/s
Read 30.5
Write 5.3
Mixed 9
SusWrite 21.2
12% 16.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB013M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 21 29 29 24 24 MB/s
Read 24.6
Write 23.4
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 24.3
17% 23.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
93% 0.67 MB/s
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Typical MK2546GSX 250GB Builds (Compare 513 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Toshiba Satellite A300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $25

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