HDWD105 500GB

Average Bench: 77.4% (98th of 1015)

Based on 3,035 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWD105, TOSHIB HDWD105

Good average bench

The Toshiba HDWD105 500GB averaged 22.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba HDWD105 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.88MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba HDWD105 500GB is 63.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Toshiba HDWD105 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 127MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,035 samples)
Min Avg Max
52.6 Read 143 186
52.3 Write 135 182
17.5 Mixed 29.3 46.4
57.7 SusWrite 127 184
78.4% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.34 4K Read 0.88 1.1
0.7 4K Write 1.8 2.3
0.24 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
131% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
386GB free
Firmware: MS1OA8R0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 183 184 174 170 190 MB/s
Read 195
Write 154
Mixed 32
SusWrite 180
101% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
130% 1.13 MB/s
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS1OA8R0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 105 143 168 142 152 MB/s
Read 176
Write 178
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 135
92% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
143% 1.2 MB/s
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS1OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 110 63 95 64 98 MB/s
Read 143
Write 128
Mixed 35.9
SusWrite 91.9
72% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.07 MB/s
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Desktop 56%
Workstation 30%
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Motherboard: Asus H110M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $369

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