SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of HG5d vs M550

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Toshiba HG5d

Reasons to consider the
Toshiba HG5d

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Faster 4k random read 299.57 MB/s vs 162.18 MB/s Around 85% faster 4k random read
Higher capacity 256 GB vs 64 GB 4x higher capacity
Significantly higher PCMark vantage score 26,132 pts vs 19,156 pts More than 35% higher PCMark vantage score
Faster windows 7 boot-up time 6.9 s vs 7.9 s Around 15% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Lower 4k random read access time 0.83 ms vs 1.54 ms More than 45% lower 4k random read access time
Lower 4k random write access time 2.9 ms vs 3.39 ms Around 15% lower 4k random write access time
Lower avg. power consumption 2.21 Watts vs 2.35 Watts More than 5% lower avg. power consumption
Default view of Crucial M550

Reasons to consider the
Crucial M550

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Higher AS SSD score 1,156 pts vs 864 pts Around 35% higher AS SSD score
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 449.33 MB/s vs 377.43 MB/s Around 20% faster AS SSD ISO copy

Benchmarks Real world tests of Toshiba HG5d vs Crucial M550

4K Random Read

Toshiba HG5d
299.57 MB/s
Crucial M550
162.18 MB/s

4K Random Write

Toshiba HG5d
86.23 MB/s
Crucial M550
73.78 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Avg. Power Consumption

Toshiba HG5d
2.21 Watts
Crucial M550
2.35 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
2.9 ms
Crucial M550
3.39 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
0.83 ms
Crucial M550
1.54 ms

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