ToshibaHDTS225EZSTA HDTS225XZSTA
SeagateST240HM000

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 91 user samples
41 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 139% 189GB free
Worst Score: 31% 148GB free
Worst: 31% Best: 139%
SPEED RANK: 72nd / 443
50 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 106% 163GB free
Worst Score: 28% 123GB free
Worst: 28% Best: 106%
SPEED RANK: 90th / 443
Read?
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
401 MB/s -2% 408 MB/s +2%
Write?
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
320 MB/s -4% 334 MB/s +4%
4K Read?
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
19.2 MB/s -14% 21.9 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+14%
4K Write?
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
51.5 MB/s -9% 56 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
343 MB/s +2% 336 MB/s -2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
26.9 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+21%
22.3 MB/s -21%
Read?
Peak Sequential Read Speed
521 MB/s +2% 512 MB/s -2%
Write?
Peak Sequential Write Speed
492 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+11%
445 MB/s -11%
4K Read?
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
28.6 MB/s -9%
4K Write?
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
114 MB/s +4% 110 MB/s -4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
508 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
473 MB/s -7%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+53%
31.8 MB/s -53%
Value?
Value For Money
74.7 % -18% 87.7 % Better value.
+18%
User Rating?
UBM User Rating
64 % +3% 62 % -3%
Price?
Price (score)
$225 -42% $130 Much cheaper.
+42%
Effective Speed?
Effective SSD Speed
542 MB/s +5% 517 MB/s -5%
Age
Newness
14 Months 0% 14 Months 0%
DQ Read?
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
360 MB/s -1% 365 MB/s +1%
DQ Write?
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
321 MB/s -3% 331 MB/s +3%
AS-SSD Total?
AS-SSD Total Score
1,164 Pts -0% 1,164 Pts +0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
223 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+156%
87 MB/s -156%
ADQ Read?
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
185 MB/s -3% 191 MB/s +3%
ADQ Write?
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
157 MB/s -15% 181 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+15%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
92.3 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+54%
59.8 MB/s -54%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB

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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