Average Bench: 40.8% (493rd of 1015)

Based on 948 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK2556GSY

Below average average bench

The Toshiba MK2556GSY 250GB averaged 59.1% 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 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.31MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK2556GSY 250GB is 41.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MK2556GSY 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 67.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 948 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.8 Read 72.4 104
24.2 Write 74 103
13.5 Mixed 40.5 91
28.7 SusWrite 67.4 101
46.6% 63.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.47 0.62
0.4 4K Write 1.31 1.7
0.15 4K Mixed 0.55 0.8
104% 0.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
231GB free
Firmware: LH003C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 103 103 105 105 98 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 105
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 102
61% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LH003C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 89 96 100 98 99 MB/s
Read 100
Write 102
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 96.1
60% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: LH003C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 90 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 102
Write 107
Mixed 35
SusWrite 89.4
61% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: LH003C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 89 89 88 88 MB/s
Read 96.5
Write 104
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 88.9
58% 80.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LH003C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 87 86 87 83 MB/s
Read 83.3
Write 93.5
Mixed 38
SusWrite 85.1
55% 75 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
120% 0.83 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: LH003D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 85 85 85 85 MB/s
Read 44
Write 83
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 85.1
44% 60.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
175GB free
Firmware: LH003C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 52 53 53 53 53 MB/s
Read 49
Write 50.2
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 52.7
33% 45 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,227,609 HDDs tested.

Typical MK2556GSY 250GB Builds (Compare 4,142 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: Dell Latitude E6410

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $145

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