ToshibaHDTS225EZSTA HDTS225XZSTA
$225
SeagateST240HM000
$215
 $225 

Controller: Toshiba TC58NC5HA9GST. NAND Memory: Toshiba Asynchronous 19mn MLC

 $215 

Controller: LAMD LM87800. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 999 user samples
400 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 189GB free
Worst Bench: 49% 53GB free
Poor: 49% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 148th / 811
599 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 202GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 183GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 180th / 811
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.2 % +2% 79.4 % -2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
478 MB/s +2% 470 MB/s -2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
382 MB/s +3% 372 MB/s -3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
19.9 MB/s -13% 22.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+13%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
63 MB/s -8% 67.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
416 MB/s +4% 401 MB/s -4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+23%
22.7 MB/s -23%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s +1% 510 MB/s -1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
485 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
446 MB/s -9%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.1 MB/s -11% 29 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+11%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
101 MB/s -3% 104 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
504 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
474 MB/s -6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+34%
32.5 MB/s -34%
Market Share
Based on 1,641,194 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 0% 0.1 % 0%
Value
Value For Money
43.2 % +4% 41.6 % -4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53.7 % -9% 58.7 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$225 -4% $215 +4%
Age
Newest
43 Months 0% 43 Months 0%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
356 MB/s +3% 347 MB/s -3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
319 MB/s -0% 320 MB/s +0%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,130 Pts +1% 1,120 Pts -1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
208 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+142%
86.1 MB/s -142%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
181 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+8%
167 MB/s -8%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
179 MB/s -8% 194 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+8%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
90.7 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+68%
53.9 MB/s -68%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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The Toshiba HG5d is a reasonable SSD. Considering that Toshiba is amongst the few manufacturers that produce both their own NAND flash and SSD controllers, the HG5d is a little disappointing. With a Real World Speed of 444 MBps the Q Series lies just above the 50th percentile. Relative performance is better for server orientated workloads where the HG5d scored an AS SSD Total score of 970 points putting it in 11th position and at the 66th percentile, additionally the HG5d demonstrated very strong mixed 4K transfer rates peaking at 51.1 MB/s, the second highest seen to date on a 256GB SSD. The Toshiba HG5d is not a bad SSD but neither is it cutting edge which given it's relative youth counts strongly against it. Overall there are both faster and cheaper deals to be had elsewhere. [Sep '13 SSDrivePro]

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This is Seagate's third foray into the the SSD market and it's clear from the specifications that Seagate haven't taken any chances. The 600 incorporates the now reasonably established LAMD LM87800 controller coupled with 19 NM Toshiba MLC, a very similar combination to Corsair's Neutron GTX. This combination of hardware coupled with Seagate's custom firmware produces a very solid set of performance figures. With a Real World Performance rating of 531 MB/s and an AS SSD total score of 1131 the Seagate 600 demonstrates both superb server and consumer performance capabilities. The pricing on the 600 is currently around average for a group leading SSD and likely to drop with time as the 600 is still relatively recent. Overall the 240GB Seagate 600 represents good value for money and delivers great performance. [Aug '13 SSDrivePro]

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