Average Bench: 84.5% (189th of 927)

Based on 1,075 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA THNSNJ128GCST, TOSHIBA THNSNJ128GCS

At four months old, the 128GB Toshiba Q Series Pro is the newest SSD in the group test. It's always nice to see new drives pushing established speed boundaries and the Q Series Pro does exactly that. With peak and average sequential read/write speeds of 521/481 and 422/333 MB/s the Q Series Pro beats the 128GB group average peak write speed by 45% and is bested only by the Samsung Evo. A particularly impressive aspect of the Q Series Pro's performance profile is its mixed IO performance where it beats the average of the group leaders by a stunning 50% and sets new sequential/4k mixed IO records of 502/40.4 MB/s. The ability to handle concurrent read and write operations well means that the Q Series Pro will rarely pause for breath, even when faced with varying IO demands, a great server orientated trait. Overall the Q Series Pro has a very robust performance profile and is well priced making it one of the top 128GB SSDs of 2014. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB averaged just 15.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 83.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 30.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB is 52.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 174MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 179MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,075 samples)
Min Avg Max
380 Read 493 521
103 Write 379 480
189 Mixed 414 502
95.4% 429 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.8 4K Read 21.5 27.3
38.9 4K Write 71.6 103
14.9 4K Mixed 30.2 43.7
109% 41.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 DQ Read 174 327
57.6 DQ Write 179 305
15 DQ Mixed 83.2 193
88.3% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
91GB free
Firmware: JTRA0102 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 517
Write 479
Mixed 502
112% 500 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 42.5
134% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 136
138% 224 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: JTRA0102 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 476
Mixed 490
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 62.9
4K Mixed 31.6
103% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 97.6
102% 166 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: JTRA0102 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 426
Write 362
Mixed 324
82% 371 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 60.7
4K Mixed 22.5
95% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 24.6
33% 56.3 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Oct '13
AmazonUS HDTS312XZSTA $649 mins
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Gaming 118%
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $209

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,573

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 Comments

Controller: Toshiba TC358790XBG. NAND Memory: Toshiba 19mn MLC.

Drive faster, play harder...

Model: HDTS312EZSTA (EU), HDTS312XZSTA (US), THNSNJ128GCST (OEM)

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11 months ago.

I own this product for over a year now and I would say that itis a bargaing in terms of speed and consistency for the money.


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