SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of HG5d vs Vector

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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Significantly faster windows 7 boot-up time 6.9 s vs 10 s More than 30% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly lighter 55 g vs 115 g 2.1x lighter
Faster 512K sequential write 485.88 MB/s vs 382.44 MB/s More than 25% faster 512K sequential write
Higher PCMark vantage score 26,132 pts vs 24,230 pts Around 10% higher PCMark vantage score
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,300,000 hours More than 15% higher MTBF
Lower avg. power consumption 2.21 Watts vs 2.4 Watts Around 10% lower avg. power consumption
Front view of OCZ Vector

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OCZ Vector

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Higher capacity 512 GB vs 256 GB 2x higher capacity
Faster 4k random read 380.71 MB/s vs 299.57 MB/s More than 25% faster 4k random read
Slightly faster 4k random write 100.6 MB/s vs 86.23 MB/s More than 15% faster 4k random write
Higher AS SSD score 1,178 pts vs 864 pts More than 35% higher AS SSD score
Faster photoshop lens filter 56 s vs 57.4 s Almost the same
Slightly lower 4k random write access time 2.48 ms vs 2.9 ms Around 15% lower 4k random write access time

Benchmarks Real world tests of Toshiba HG5d vs Vector

4K Random Read

Toshiba HG5d
299.57 MB/s
Vector
380.71 MB/s

4K Random Write

Toshiba HG5d
86.23 MB/s
Vector
100.6 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Toshiba HG5d
6.9 s
Vector
10 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Toshiba HG5d
2.21 Watts
Vector
2.4 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
2.9 ms
Vector
2.48 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Toshiba HG5d
0.83 ms
Vector
0.66 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Toshiba HG5d  vs Vector 

8.0
8.5
If that seem incremental, going on insignificant, bear in mind that numbers above 500MB/s for peak throughput are hammering up against the maximum capabilities of the SATA6Gbps interface.
Vector

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