Average Bench: 32.6% (656th of 1015)

Based on 3,078 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA MK6476GSX

Poor average bench

The Toshiba MK6476GSX 640GB averaged 67.3% 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 0.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.21MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MK6476GSX 640GB is 35.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MK6476GSX 640GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 21MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 54MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,078 samples)
Min Avg Max
16.7 Read 59.5 83.5
17.4 Write 57.9 82.6
12.5 Mixed 21 43
18.6 SusWrite 54 83
35% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.39 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.21 1.61
0.2 4K Mixed 0.51 0.7
94.9% 0.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GS001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 82 82 78 82 81 MB/s
Read 81.2
Write 81.9
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 80.5
48% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
98% 0.77 MB/s
554GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GS001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 53 57 71 73 75 MB/s
Read 81.8
Write 72
Mixed 19.4
SusWrite 65
43% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.8 MB/s
438GB free
Firmware: GS001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 72 71 72 69 MB/s
Read 74.4
Write 76.1
Mixed 19
SusWrite 70.2
43% 59.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: GS001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 69 68 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 68.9
Write 63.4
Mixed 21
SusWrite 69
40% 55.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.73 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: GS001M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 46 49 47 49 48 MB/s
Read 74.5
Write 43.5
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 47.4
34% 46.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.87 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GS001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 55 55 64 57 57 MB/s
Read 62.7
Write 58.2
Mixed 19
SusWrite 55.6
36% 48.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
467GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GS001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 29 32 23 38 43 MB/s
Read 47.5
Write 42.9
Mixed 19.5
SusWrite 31.4
26% 35.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.5 MB/s
455GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GS001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 28 25 23 30 71 MB/s
Read 12.7
Write 14.4
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 35
16% 21.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
51% 0.33 MB/s
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Workstation 5%
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System: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $228

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