Average Bench: 45.9% (373rd of 1015)

Based on 40,922 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA MQ01ABD050, TOSHIBA MQ01ABD050R, TOSHIB MQ01ABD050, MQ01ABD050

Below average average bench

The Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB averaged 54.1% 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 0.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.42MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB is 38.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.43MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 40,922 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.6 Read 77.3 106
36.1 Write 81.4 107
17 Mixed 29.5 35.8
41 SusWrite 82.5 111
49.2% 67.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.43 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.42 1.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.51 0.61
101% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
260GB free
Firmware: AX001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 89 89 88 88 MB/s
Read 94.2
Write 87.4
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 88.3
55% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.83 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: AX001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 68 67 68 69 68 MB/s
Read 86.6
Write 98.9
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 67.3
52% 71.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
115% 0.9 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: AX001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 68 68 67 68 MB/s
Read 74.9
Write 93.8
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 67.8
49% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AX002J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 80 59 79 74 83 MB/s
Read 45.7
Write 69.8
Mixed 20.4
SusWrite 76.8
39% 53.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
39% 0.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,555,143 HDDs tested.


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Typical MQ01ABD050 500GB Builds (Compare 2,345 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
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Desktop 53%
Workstation 2%
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System: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $74

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