Average Bench: 81.7% (165th of 850)

Based on 559 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 18.3% 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 90.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 28.8MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB is 54.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 184MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 181MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 559 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 475 514
113 Write 377 485
220 Mixed 419 504
94.4% 424 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.6 4K Read 20.1 25.9
32 4K Write 65.6 103
12.7 4K Mixed 28.8 43.9
102% 38.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 DQ Read 184 356
46.7 DQ Write 181 320
13.3 DQ Mixed 90.2 206
93.2% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
166GB free
Firmware: HTRAN101 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 466
Write 475
Mixed 492
107% 477 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 39.2
132% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 192
180% 281 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: HTRAN101 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 113
Mixed 407
75% 339 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 22.8
111% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 18.3
DQ Write 91
DQ Mixed 17.2
24% 42.2 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: HTGBN101 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 12.2
Mixed 23.7
38% 180 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 0.37
4K Mixed 0.37
27% 5.96 MB/s
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Typical HG5d Q Series 256GB Builds (Compare 468 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

System: Medion MS-7848

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good 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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