SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of HG5d vs RevoDrive X2

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


How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Toshiba HG5d 

SSDBoss recommends the Toshiba HG5d  based on its read performance and real world benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Toshiba HG5d

Reasons to consider the
Toshiba HG5d

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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 6.9 s vs 16.8 s 2.4x faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly lighter 55 g vs 130 g 2.4x lighter
Much faster photoshop lens filter 57.4 s vs 72.8 s More than 20% faster photoshop lens filter
Faster 4k random read 299.57 MB/s vs 251.97 MB/s Around 20% faster 4k random read
Much thinner thickness 7 mm vs 23 mm 3.3x thinner thickness
Higher PCMark vantage score 26,132 pts vs 23,101 pts Around 15% higher PCMark vantage score
Front view of OCZ RevoDrive X2

Reasons to consider the
OCZ RevoDrive X2

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Much higher capacity 960 GB vs 256 GB 3.8x higher capacity
Much faster 4k random write 203.72 MB/s vs 86.23 MB/s More than 2.2x faster 4k random write
Faster 512K sequential write 671.29 MB/s vs 485.88 MB/s Around 40% faster 512K sequential write
Faster 512K sequential read 658.53 MB/s vs 526.21 MB/s More than 25% faster 512K sequential read
Higher AS SSD score 1,190 pts vs 864 pts Around 40% higher AS SSD score
Lower 4k random write access time 1.23 ms vs 2.9 ms 2.4x lower 4k random write access time
Higher MTBF 2,000,000 hours vs 1,500,000 hours Around 35% higher MTBF
Significantly faster power consumption (Idle) 4.3 Watts vs 0.07 Watts Around 66.2x faster power consumption (Idle)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Toshiba HG5d vs RevoDrive X2

4K Random Read

Toshiba HG5d
299.57 MB/s
RevoDrive X2
251.97 MB/s

4K Random Write

Toshiba HG5d
86.23 MB/s
RevoDrive X2
203.72 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Toshiba HG5d
6.9 s
RevoDrive X2
16.8 s

4K Random Read Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
2.9 ms
RevoDrive X2
1.23 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
0.83 ms
RevoDrive X2
0.99 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Toshiba HG5d  vs RevoDrive X2 

That's the price you pay for large-scale storage right now, but prices are tumbling, with this Toshiba coming in at 72p per GB.
Toshiba HG5d


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