ToshibaHDTS225EZSTA HDTS225XZSTA
$225
SeagateST240HM000

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 296 user samples
115 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 189GB free
Worst Bench: 35% 53GB free
Worst: 35% Best: 119%
SPEED RANK: 119th / 705
181 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 52GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 183GB free
Worst: 38% Best: 107%
SPEED RANK: 111th / 705
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.7 % -1% 81.5 % +1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
488 MB/s +2% 479 MB/s -2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
378 MB/s -2% 384 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
20 MB/s -13% 22.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+13%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
61.1 MB/s -7% 65.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
411 MB/s +3% 399 MB/s -3%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.2 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+15%
23.6 MB/s -15%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
518 MB/s +1% 512 MB/s -1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
446 MB/s -9%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.8 MB/s -7% 28.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
105 MB/s +1% 104 MB/s -1%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
503 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
470 MB/s -7%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
31.8 MB/s -33%
Value
Value For Money
43 % -41% 60.6 % Much better value.
+41%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % -6% 66 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$225 -40% $135 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
28 Months 0% 28 Months 0%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
358 MB/s +1% 353 MB/s -1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
322 MB/s -1% 326 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,143 Pts +1% 1,135 Pts -1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
212 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+145%
86.4 MB/s -145%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
183 MB/s -7% 196 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+7%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
177 MB/s -17% 207 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+17%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
96.7 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+66%
58.3 MB/s -66%
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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