HDWD105 500GB

Average Bench: 78.1% (92nd of 1015)

Based on 3,347 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWD105, TOSHIB HDWD105

Good average bench

The Toshiba HDWD105 500GB averaged 21.9% 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.89MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba HDWD105 500GB is 63.6%. 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 28.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 127MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,347 samples)
Min Avg Max
53.7 Read 145 188
51.6 Write 137 184
17.5 Mixed 28.7 46
56.2 SusWrite 127 184
79.1% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.89 1.1
0.5 4K Write 1.79 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
131% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
408GB free
Firmware: MS1OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 173 166 179 174 174 MB/s
Read 168
Write 150
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 171
92% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.5
124% 1.07 MB/s
251GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS1OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 27 29 32 63 64 MB/s
Read 161
Write 41
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 40.7
51% 70.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
88% 0.63 MB/s
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS1OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 81 66 82 86 75 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 81.7
Mixed 11
SusWrite 74.7
46% 63.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.97 MB/s
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Gaming 32%
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Desktop 56%
Workstation 30%

Motherboard: Asus H110M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $372

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