Toshiba mSATA Client SSD Review (256GB) – Top Tier Performance in an Incredibly Small Size


The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications


The Total Point Score achieved by the Toshiba mSATA SSD was 70606 points with a high transfer speed of 428MB/s while testing in Media Center.  This is an excellent result and the ‘70000 Point Plateau’ has only been reached by four other mSATA SSDs to date.

Toshiba THNSN mSATA 256GB SSD Vantage results

Our mSATA Hierarchy Chart displays all mSATA SSDs tested to date, at TechX or TSSDR, and their ranking has been determined by PCMark Vantage Total Point Score only:

TechX mSATA Vantage Chart Marked


Between Technology X and the SSD Review, we have been fortunate to get our hands on all of the latest Toshiba cSSD form factors, as well as their newest Q Series Pro SSD which earned our Top Value Award. Heck, the Toshiba M.2 SSD has still only been reviewed here and we thank Toshiba for that honor. At the end of the day though, we wanted to put a final grade on the Toshiba cSSD from the perspective of having looked at all three form factors, the M.2, the mSATA and the 2.5″ Toshiba cSSD. With this in mind, we have decided that the Toshiba client family of cSSDs is deserving of our Gold Seal Standard.


Tech X Gold Seal Opt


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