Average Bench: 81.1% (303rd of 956)

Based on 1,132 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA THNSNH256GBST, TOSHIBA THNSNH256GCST, TOSHIBA THNSNH25, TOSHIBA THNSNH256GBS

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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Very good average bench

The Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB averaged just 18.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 108MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 29.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB is 58.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 267MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 197MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,132 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 478 515
100 Write 369 487
198 Mixed 404 504
56.3 SusWrite 267 457
85% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.3 4K Read 20.1 26
29.4 4K Write 65.3 104
13.2 4K Mixed 29.2 45.1
102% 38.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 DQ Read 197 360
49.1 DQ Write 186 325
13.5 DQ Mixed 108 303
104% 164 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HTRAN101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 459 273 254 208 323 MB/s
Read 502
Write 465
Mixed 450
SusWrite 307
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 43.9
145% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 353
259% 340 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,956,775 SSDs tested.

Typical HG5d Q Series 256GB Builds (Compare 1,117 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

System: Medion MS-7848

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $530

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

Utilises the advanced Multi-Level Cell 19nm NAND from Toshiba...

Model: HDTS225EZSTA (EU), HDTS225XZSTA (US), THNSNH256GBST (OEM)

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The only problem was I have had to reformat the drive 2 times random loss of of boot sector. I have 2 of them 1 is perfect the other needs formatted every 6 months or so. No firmware updates not much info from Toshiba at all.. Toshiba wont replace it because they cant find anything wrong with it. I even switched computers and the problem followed the drive not the pc. One pc is a laptop the other is a desktop.—Apr '15


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