Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review

Posted 13 September 2016 15:00 CEST by Wendy Robertson

Synthetic Benchmarks

HD Tune Pro

In this benchmark I am checking sequential reading speed with a 4MB block size.

With an average sequential reading speed of 518.5 MB/s the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD shows an excellent turn of speed. Also worth noting are the fast access times.

Let's see how this compares to other recently tested SSDs in the table below.

The Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD has done well in the HD Tune Pro 5 sequential reading test, and whilst there isn't a large margin between the top SSDs, the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB is the eleventh fastest SSD in this test.

ATTO disk benchmark

ATTO has become a standard tool for measuring the data throughput of HDDs and SSDs. It measures the reading and writing performance, using different file sizes and block sizes.

The reading speed results for the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD are extremely impressive, topping out at over 555 MB/s, and writing speed is equally impressive topping out at over 523 MB/s.

Let's find out how this compares with other recently tested SSDs.

ATTO Reading performance

ATTO - Reading performance at various block sizes

The OCZ VX500 512GB SSD is one of the fastest SSDs, when reading data.

ATTO Writing performance

ATTO - Writing performance at various block sizes

The Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD shows excellent writing performance.

CrystalDiskMark 3.0

Crystal Disk Mark is quite a handy benchmarking application, as it focuses on the file sizes that can cause a problem on a system drive.

As we can see from the above screenshot, sequential reading and writing speeds are both very impressive, also random writing performance at low and high queue depths is very good.

AS SSD Benchmark

AS SSD benchmark is a benchmarking tool specifically designed to test SSDs. The application tests sequential reading and writing performance, 4K random reading and writing performance.

AS SSD benchmark also tests 4K threaded performance. This is very exciting, as this test is the first available test that I am aware of, that simulates how a PC operating system actually works. A modern PC and OS, such as Windows 10 does not just run a single thread at a time, it runs many threads. The AS SSD benchmark "4K 64Thrd" tests run 64 threads simultaneously throughout the test. If this result is good, then you can be pretty sure the drive will perform extremely well as a system drive.

After the tests complete, AS SSD benchmark derives a total score for the drive being tested. This is based on all aspects of the test results, and gives an indication of how the drive is performing overall.

Now let’s look at the result from the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD in the form of a screenshot. All our other comparison drives’ results are presented in the form of a graph.

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD

As we can see from the AS SSD test run, the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD can’t quite keep pace with the fastest SSDs in this test, but is nonetheless performing well.


The Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD has performed well in the basic synthetic benchmarks. Random reading performance is excellent and random writing performance is good. Sequential reading and writing performance is excellent.


Let's head to the next page for our IOMeter test results..... settings

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