Average Bench: 54.5% (258th of 1015)

Based on 15,207 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MQ01ACF050

Average average bench

The Toshiba MQ01ACF050 500GB averaged 45.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.67MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MQ01ACF050 500GB is 42.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MQ01ACF050 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 43.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 91.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 15,207 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.8 Read 98.2 126
34.7 Write 94.5 122
17.6 Mixed 43.9 53.8
39.5 SusWrite 91.5 123
59.9% 82 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.61 0.8
0.5 4K Write 1.67 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.77 1
142% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
412GB free
Firmware: AV003D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 126 124 126 126 126 MB/s
Read 126
Write 121
Mixed 51.9
SusWrite 125
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
179% 1.27 MB/s
286GB free
Firmware: AV003D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 99 101 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 120
Write 116
Mixed 53.1
SusWrite 101
71% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.23 MB/s
354GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AV002D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 85 106 106 108 MB/s
Read 109
Write 112
Mixed 52.8
SusWrite 98.5
68% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AV0A2C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 93 91 84 93 96 MB/s
Read 70.7
Write 98.2
Mixed 46
SusWrite 91.3
56% 76.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,385,744 HDDs tested.


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Typical MQ01ACF050 500GB Builds (Compare 1,435 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 8%
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Desktop 71%
Workstation 7%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3050

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $200

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