HDWD105 500GB

Average Bench: 78.5% (90th of 1015)

Based on 7,490 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWD105, TOSHIB HDWD105

Good average bench

The Toshiba HDWD105 500GB averaged 21.4% 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 0.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.92MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba HDWD105 500GB is 65.8%. 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 28.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 131MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,490 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.6 Read 143 186
53.7 Write 135 181
15.3 Mixed 28.9 46
60.5 SusWrite 131 189
78.9% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.92 1.1
1 4K Write 1.84 2.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.56 0.7
134% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
432GB free
Firmware: MS1OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 189 191 188 192 191 MB/s
Read 185
Write 183
Mixed 28.9
SusWrite 190
106% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
140% 1.23 MB/s
401GB free
Firmware: MS1OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 133 147 151 150 150 MB/s
Read 142
Write 142
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 146
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
147% 1.23 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS1OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 105 83 90 95 97 MB/s
Read 171
Write 155
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 96.6
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
153% 1.13 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: MS1OA8R0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 118 99 122 74 128 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 53.7
Mixed 8.9
SusWrite 110
48% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.1
47% 0.47 MB/s
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation 29%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME A320M-K - $59

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $517

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