Average Bench: 153% (75th of 959)

Based on 5,360 user benchmarks.  Models: NVMe THNSN5256GPU7 TO, THNSN5256GPU7 NVMe TOSHIBA 256GB, THNSN5256GPU7 TOSHIBA, NVMe THNSN5256GPU7 NV

Outstanding average bench

The Toshiba THNSN5256GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB averaged 52.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba THNSN5256GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 507MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 698MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba THNSN5256GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB is 110%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Toshiba THNSN5256GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 90.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 639MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,360 samples)
Min Avg Max
445 Read 961 1,412
272 Write 757 1,096
353 Mixed 645 853
218 SusWrite 639 1,022
168% 750 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14 4K Read 32.9 43.2
36.1 4K Write 90.5 133
21.8 4K Mixed 45.4 59.5
156% 56.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
309 DQ Read 698 846
151 DQ Write 509 752
175 DQ Mixed 507 647
405% 571 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57XA4104 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 327 250 330 347 322 MB/s
Read 1,092
Write 693
Mixed 463
SusWrite 330
143% 645 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 51
152% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 842
DQ Write 732
DQ Mixed 551
477% 708 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57DA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 422 386 368 410 346 MB/s
Read 1,031
Write 878
Mixed 712
SusWrite 389
168% 753 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 39.2
126% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 425
289% 355 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57XA4104 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 178 167 167 146 158 MB/s
Read 734
Write 457
Mixed 700
SusWrite 176
115% 517 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 35.4
4K Mixed 27.5
86% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 230
164% 212 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,161,475 SSDs tested.

Typical THNSN5256GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB Builds (Compare 4,712 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 54%
Workstation 28%

System: Microsoft Surface Pro 4


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2 months ago.

Superbly fast, extremely reliable.


14 months ago.

The drive is great and fast but speeds can drop really quickly and is overall very jumpy in terms of speed. But I still encounter this SSD as being fast then most drives you will ever see.

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