Average Bench: 81.1% (318th of 959)

Based on 1,197 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 18.8% 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 147MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 30.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba HG5d Q Series 256GB is 57.1%. 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 278MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 223MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,197 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 466 514
105 Write 362 486
208 Mixed 397 503
84.2 SusWrite 278 456
84.3% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.3 4K Read 20.1 26.5
28.4 4K Write 66.1 105
14 4K Mixed 30.1 45.5
104% 38.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 DQ Read 223 364
54.5 DQ Write 199 328
15.3 DQ Mixed 147 339
128% 190 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
238GB free
Firmware: HTRAN101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 463 461 458 468 468 MB/s
Read 478
Write 105
Mixed 439
SusWrite 457
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 49.2
168% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 336
254% 342 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: HTGAN102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 468 463 467 468 152 MB/s
Read 463
Write 433
Mixed 446
SusWrite 415
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 46.9
154% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 316
246% 337 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: HTRAN101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 465 467 467 460 467 MB/s
Read 500
Write 465
Mixed 448
SusWrite 464
106% 469 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 41.1
137% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 363
263% 342 MB/s
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Typical HG5d Q Series 256GB Builds (Compare 1,067 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

System: Medion MS-7848

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above 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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