Average Bench: 32.9% (652nd of 1015)

Based on 3,175 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK3259GSXP

Poor average bench

The Toshiba MK3259GSXP 320GB averaged 67.0% 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 0.48MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.34MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK3259GSXP 320GB is 36.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MK3259GSXP 320GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 20.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 55.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,175 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.7 Read 59.3 83.4
12.5 Write 57 83.2
9.7 Mixed 20.9 44.6
16 SusWrite 55.4 85.4
35% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.39 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.34 1.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.48 0.7
94.6% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
592GB free
Firmware: GT001H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 82 82 82 82 82 MB/s
Read 73.1
Write 66.9
Mixed 18.9
SusWrite 81.4
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
214GB free
Firmware: GT001L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 72 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 68.8
Write 64.9
Mixed 18.4
SusWrite 74.3
41% 56.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.87 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: GN003J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 76 76 75 76 76 MB/s
Read 63.7
Write 68.8
Mixed 18.6
SusWrite 75.4
41% 56.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GN001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 59 61 54 45 57 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 65.5
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 55.3
43% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
106% 0.87 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GN001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 47 49 64 57 57 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 75.5
Mixed 49
SusWrite 55.6
48% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.9 MB/s
242GB free
Firmware: GT001L
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 68 69 68 70 65 MB/s
Read 55.6
Write 45.7
Mixed 17.4
SusWrite 67.7
34% 46.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
105% 0.77 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GN003J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 71 33 56 52 71 MB/s
Read 59.6
Write 68.7
Mixed 18.9
SusWrite 55.9
37% 50.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.9 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: GN003J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 60 61 60 60 60 MB/s
Read 52.5
Write 63.2
Mixed 18.6
SusWrite 59.5
35% 48.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
38GB free
Firmware: GN003J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 38.6
Write 42.2
Mixed 17.7
SusWrite 39.7
25% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
103% 0.77 MB/s
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Typical MK3259GSXP 320GB Builds (Compare 214 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Asus K54C

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $80

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