Toshiba HK3R2 480 GB SATA III 

Released February, 2015
  • 480 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
7 Out of 10

The Seagate 600 Pro's additional over-provisioning may still be worth investing in if you have an exceptionally heavy write workload in a product like MySQL, but it's generally overmatched in terms of raw performance.
by PCMag (Jun, 2014)
What really sets this drive apart, though, is the amazing MySQL Enterprise performance, especially at low-thread counts, where the drive delivers more than three times the throughput of other SSDs.
by techPowerUp!

SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Toshiba HK3R2

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

HK3R2
6.8
Q300 Pro
6.7
BX200
6.0
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

HK3R2
6.9
Q300 Pro
6.7
BX200
6.3
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

HK3R2
8.0
Q300 Pro
8.0
BX200
8.0
Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

HK3R2
6.9
Q300 Pro
6.8
BX200
6.8
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

7

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

HK3R2
7.0
Q300 Pro
6.9
BX200
6.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Toshiba HK3R2

4K Random Read

HK3R2
358.9 MB/s
BX200
194.99 MB/s
Q300 Pro
341.42 MB/s

4K Random Write

HK3R2
110.64 MB/s
BX200
63.61 MB/s
Q300 Pro
90.61 MB/s

Avg. Power Consumption

HK3R2
2.53 Watts
Q300 Pro
2.23 Watts
BX200
2.49 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

HK3R2
2.26 ms
BX200
3.93 ms
Q300 Pro
2.76 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

HK3R2
0.7 ms
BX200
1.27 ms
Q300 Pro
0.73 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Toshiba HK3R2


8.0
To address that concern, Toshiba has baked two kinds of power protection into the drive—Power Failure Management (PFM) and Power Loss Protection (PLP).

8.8
8.8Toshiba's HK3R2 SSD is targeted at entry-level enterprise customers, which is reflected in the product's packaging and branding, which are both pretty much non-existent.

Overall

8.4 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

Finally, in VDBench, which we use to test disk read/write performance in enterprise storage scenarios, we saw excellent performance from the HK3R Series (480GB).
by PCMag (Jun, 2014)
It was somewhat slower in random single-threaded reads than the Seagate drive, but nearly twice as fast in random writes.
by PCMag (Jun, 2014)
PCMark 7 and PCMark 8 are also used for evaluating storage performance using real-world application traces.
by PCMag (Jun, 2014)

Power

If the SSD detects that drive power has dropped below a predefined level, the SSD automatically transfers power draw to the supercapacitors on the SSD itself.
by PCMag (Jun, 2014)
You can also see the two large shiny capacitors that provide just enough power in case of a power loss for the controller to write its data to flash.
by techPowerUp!
Two large capacitors provide a little bit of power for the SSD to write all its data to flash in case of a power failure.
by techPowerUp!

Speed

These results were mirrored in both PCMark tests, where the Toshiba SSD was 6 percent faster in PCMark 7's storage test and about 1 percent faster in PCMark 8's storage test, though we should note that both PCMark 8 and PCMark 7 have a tendency to compress performance results as a drive's raw data rates increase.
by PCMag (Jun, 2014)
The Toshiba SSD was fast, blitzing past the Seagate 600 Pro in the sequential reads and writes tests.
by PCMag (Jun, 2014)
The Toshiba HK3R Series (480GB) ($648), a SATA SSD, is the fastest enterprise drive we've ever tested—and one with some fascinating data protection mechanisms.
by PCMag (Jun, 2014)

Thickness

In the 32-thread test, the gap wasn't nearly as large between the two drives, but it was still significant.
by PCMag (Jun, 2014)

Throughput

For these enterprise tests, the VDBench enterprise throughput program stands in for our more pedestrian AS-SSD synthetic tests, though we've retained the latter benchmark for testing file-copy speeds.
by PCMag (Jun, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 480 GB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller Toshiba
Memory type MLC

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Weight 60 g

manufacturer performance

MTBF 2,000,000 hours
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