Average Bench: 82.2% (172nd of 862)

Based on 699 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 17.8% 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 91.2MB/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 55.4%. 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 182MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 189MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 699 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 479 515
106 Write 372 486
207 Mixed 414 504
93.9% 422 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 20.5 25.8
30.6 4K Write 67.5 107
13 4K Mixed 28.8 43.8
104% 38.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 DQ Read 182 355
47.4 DQ Write 189 321
14.3 DQ Mixed 91.2 206
94.6% 154 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
25GB free
Firmware: HTRA Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 458
Mixed 492
109% 487 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 58.1
4K Mixed 30.1
102% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 110
112% 183 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,442,253 SSDs tested.

Typical HG5d Q Series 256GB Builds (Compare 581 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

System: Medion MS-7848

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $525

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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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