Average Bench: 80.6% (448th of 1040)

Based on 2,154 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]

Very good average bench

The Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB averaged just 19.3% 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 260MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB is 48.9%. 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 275MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 333MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,154 samples)
Min Avg Max
331 Read 435 497
105 Write 333 464
209 Mixed 363 446
88.4 SusWrite 275 446
78.8% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.4 4K Read 20.5 26.6
31.4 4K Write 64.7 101
20.2 4K Mixed 34.1 46.3
109% 39.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
205 DQ Read 319 367
84 DQ Write 232 332
44.5 DQ Mixed 260 353
198% 270 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HTGAN102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 244 313 303 386 248 MB/s
Read 417
Write 414
Mixed 397
SusWrite 309
87% 384 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 53.1
4K Mixed 34.7
102% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 154
156% 255 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HTGAN102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 106 108 106 96 96 MB/s
Read 460
Write 291
Mixed 258
SusWrite 107
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 59
4K Mixed 33.5
107% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 338
226% 276 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,766,020 SSDs tested.

Typical HG5d Q Series 256GB Builds (Compare 659 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: Medion MS-7848

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - 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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