Average Bench: 31.1% (694th of 1015)

Based on 2,045 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK3259GSXP

Poor average bench

The Toshiba MK3259GSXP 320GB averaged 68.9% 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 0.47MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.29MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK3259GSXP 320GB is 34.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Toshiba MK3259GSXP 320GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 20.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 51.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,045 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.1 Read 56.7 80.9
14 Write 54.9 79.5
8.85 Mixed 20.5 43.2
18.5 SusWrite 51.5 79.6
33.4% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.38 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.29 1.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.47 0.7
92.3% 0.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free
Firmware: GN001U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 71 72 72 72 MB/s
Read 66.4
Write 73.6
Mixed 20.4
SusWrite 72
42% 58.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.87 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: GN003J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 59 58 60 61 60 MB/s
Read 71.4
Write 73.8
Mixed 19
SusWrite 59.6
40% 56 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.87 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: GN003J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 70 72 72 69 72 MB/s
Read 57.1
Write 58
Mixed 19.4
SusWrite 70.4
37% 51.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GT001L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 54 50 51 66 65 MB/s
Read 61
Write 60.1
Mixed 19.4
SusWrite 53.8
35% 48.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.8 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: GN003J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 37 38 39 38 39 MB/s
Read 47.5
Write 47.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 38.1
30% 41.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
106% 0.87 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GT00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 40 28 28 38 40 MB/s
Read 33.3
Write 22
Mixed 16
SusWrite 32.4
19% 25.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.57 MB/s
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Typical MK3259GSXP 320GB Builds (Compare 498 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
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Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Asus K54C

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 13% - Very poor Total price: $24

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