• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

Toshiba THNSNH512GCST 512 GB SSD

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
17,054 (3.44/day)
Likes
17,955
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
#1
Toshiba recently released new solid-state drives based on their own 19 nm flash chips and a rebranded Marvell controller. In our testing, we see amazing real-life performance results that easily beat drives from other well-known vendors, like Samsung, Corsair, and OCZ.

Show full review
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Joined
Aug 13, 2010
Messages
3,112 (1.16/day)
Likes
1,553
System Name The "Oh shit we have competition"
Processor Core i7 8700K @ 4.8Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Ultra Gaming
Cooling Custom WC & 240MM Rad
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2666Mhz 16GB
Video Card(s) Palit Jetstream GTX 1080 OC 8GB
Storage 5TB HDDs + 1TB SSDs
Display(s) U2713HM + 2433T + XL2430T 144Hz
Case Corsair Carbide Air 540
Power Supply Antec Edge 750W
Mouse The almighty Logitech G400
Keyboard Cougar 600K Cherry-MX Blue
Software Windows 10 Pro
#2
That's one ugly-ass name for this kind of fast SSD. Thanks for the review w1zz.
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,796 (2.23/day)
Likes
3,785
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Intel IGP (Dedicated GPU TBD)
Storage WD 320 / 500KS / 500KS / 640KS / 640LS / 640LS / 640LS / 1TBFAEX and a NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 24" DELL 2405FPW
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Software Win 7 Pro
#3
•Plain looks
Is is just me, or does that really not matter much for an internal drive?
 
Joined
Jun 18, 2010
Messages
1,476 (0.54/day)
Likes
607
Processor Intel i7 970 // Intel i7 2600K // Intel X5677 // Intel 950,930
Motherboard Asus Rampage III Formula // Asus P8P67 Deluxe // MSI Big Bang XPower // EVGA 758
Cooling Zalman CNPS9900MaxB // Zalman CNPS11X // Intel E75476 // Intel E75476
Memory GSkill 2133 12GB // Corsair V 2400 32GB // GSkill 2133 12GB // Corsair Dom 1600 12GB
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX1080 // MSI GTX1070 Quick Silver// EVGA SC GTX780 // EVGA ACX GTX770
Storage PlextorM5P, Samsung 830, 840P, 840E// Samsung 840P // Crucial M500 // Crucial M500
Display(s) HP w2207h
Case CoolerMaster Stacker 830se // Lian Li PC-9F // Lian Li PC-9F // In-Win server case IW-PP689
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Seasonic X 850w Gold// OCZ ZX850w // EVGA 850w G2 // PC Power & Cooling 910w
Mouse Logitech G9
Keyboard Dell
Software W10Pro /W10Pro /W10Pro /W10Pro
#4
Quote:
%u2022Plain looks

Is is just me, or does that really not matter much for an internal drive?
Would you buy a Ferrari if it looked like a Ford Pinto?:)

For people to part with their wealth, some may want to feel like the money was well spent.

If you had a choice for a lover with a plain face and a great body or a pretty face and a so so body, which would you choose?
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,796 (2.23/day)
Likes
3,785
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Intel IGP (Dedicated GPU TBD)
Storage WD 320 / 500KS / 500KS / 640KS / 640LS / 640LS / 640LS / 1TBFAEX and a NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 24" DELL 2405FPW
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Software Win 7 Pro
#5
If you had a choice for a lover with a plain face and a great body or a pretty face and a so so body, which would you choose?
Umm... do you make love to your SSD?
 

Frick

Fishfaced Nincompoop
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
14,878 (3.45/day)
Likes
5,411
System Name A dancer in your disco of fire
Processor i3 4130 3.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI B85M-E45
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 4 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1400Mhz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Crucial BX100 120GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case AeroCool DS Cube White
Power Supply Cooler Master G550M
Mouse Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Keyboard Dell SK-3205
Software Windows 10 Pro
#6
Would you buy a Ferrari if it looked like a Ford Pinto?:)

For people to part with their wealth, some may want to feel like the money was well spent.

If you had a choice for a lover with a plain face and a great body or a pretty face and a so so body, which would you choose?
What a stupid argument. It's not a supercar, it's not your lover, it's an SSD. It is a different thing entirely. If it was an ultra premium drive marketed as the sexiest thing in the world after Joe Biden you would have a point. But now it's a common SSD. So your point is stupid.
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2013
Messages
42 (0.02/day)
Likes
7
Location
Winterpeg, Manitoba
Processor I7 2600k 3.4GHZ
Motherboard ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
Cooling HAF 212+
Memory 4x2 GSkill 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA 560 TI
Storage 240 GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe
Display(s) 47 Inch LG LED 120hz TV / 27 inch Asus 60HZ
Case Antec 900
Power Supply Corsair X850
Software Windows 8 Pro
#7
What a stupid argument. It's not a supercar, it's not your lover, it's an SSD. It is a different thing entirely. If it was an ultra premium drive marketed as the sexiest thing in the world after Joe Biden you would have a point. But now it's a common SSD. So your point is stupid.
Sexy sells, whichever market, whether you like it or not.
 

Frick

Fishfaced Nincompoop
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
14,878 (3.45/day)
Likes
5,411
System Name A dancer in your disco of fire
Processor i3 4130 3.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI B85M-E45
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 4 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1400Mhz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Crucial BX100 120GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case AeroCool DS Cube White
Power Supply Cooler Master G550M
Mouse Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Keyboard Dell SK-3205
Software Windows 10 Pro
#8
Sexy sells, whichever market, whether you like it or not.
Indeed it does. But that had nothing to do with my point.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
17,054 (3.44/day)
Likes
17,955
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
#9
Is is just me, or does that really not matter much for an internal drive?
it doesnt matter - once you've bought the product. but will joe noob buy a cardboard box with complicated product name ? when he can have something pretty looking instead?

samsung understood this and samsung 830 and 840 are nicely branded and interesting to the retail market
 

Frick

Fishfaced Nincompoop
Joined
Feb 27, 2006
Messages
14,878 (3.45/day)
Likes
5,411
System Name A dancer in your disco of fire
Processor i3 4130 3.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI B85M-E45
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 4 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1400Mhz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Crucial BX100 120GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case AeroCool DS Cube White
Power Supply Cooler Master G550M
Mouse Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Keyboard Dell SK-3205
Software Windows 10 Pro
#10
it doesnt matter - once you've bought the product. but will joe noob buy a cardboard box with complicated product name ? when he can have something pretty looking instead?

samsung understood this and samsung 830 and 840 are nicely branded and interesting to the retail market
I sort of like the looks. Looks like a floppy.
 
Joined
Jun 14, 2010
Messages
316 (0.12/day)
Likes
162
Location
City 217
Processor AMD Phenom II X4 925
Motherboard ASRock M3A770DE
Cooling Ice Hammer IH-4***
Memory 2x4GB DDR3 Corsair
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD7870 2GB
Storage 500GB SATAII Samsung | 500GB SATAII Seagate
Display(s) 23" LG 23EA63V-P
Case Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Audigy SE
Power Supply Corsair TX650W
Software Windows 10 x64
#11
but will joe noob
"Joe noob" wouldn't go shopping for a $500 cardboard box with a complicated name. You don't criticize Intel and AMD for not covering their CPUs with glitter, right?
 
Joined
Jan 18, 2012
Messages
751 (0.35/day)
Likes
218
System Name My PC
Processor i7 4790k @4.4ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte z97m-d3h
Cooling Corsair H105
Memory 4x4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133-9-11-11-31-1T
Video Card(s) GTX970 Stric oc
Storage Samsung 840Pro 512GB
Display(s) Asus ROG SWIFT
Case Lian Li 359
Audio Device(s) Denon DA-300USB / Denon AH-D5000
Power Supply Corsair AX860
Mouse Roccat Kone Pure Optical
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software Win10 64-bit home
#12
it doesnt matter - once you've bought the product. but will joe noob buy a cardboard box with complicated product name ? when he can have something pretty looking instead?

samsung understood this and samsung 830 and 840 are nicely branded and interesting to the retail market
thats true, not to mention some people have windowed cases so the SSD might be exposed. I picked my Kingston HyperX both for performance and looks over some others :D

Other than that I think that 3 years warranty is also a disadvantage for this drive when comparing with other companies?
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,796 (2.23/day)
Likes
3,785
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Intel IGP (Dedicated GPU TBD)
Storage WD 320 / 500KS / 500KS / 640KS / 640LS / 640LS / 640LS / 1TBFAEX and a NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 24" DELL 2405FPW
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Software Win 7 Pro
#13
thats true, not to mention some people have windowed cases so the SSD might be exposed. I picked my Kingston HyperX both for performance and looks over some others :D

Other than that I think that 3 years warranty is also a disadvantage for this drive when comparing with other companies?
What is a typical SSD warrantee? Serious question, havent shopped.
 
Joined
Jan 18, 2012
Messages
751 (0.35/day)
Likes
218
System Name My PC
Processor i7 4790k @4.4ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte z97m-d3h
Cooling Corsair H105
Memory 4x4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133-9-11-11-31-1T
Video Card(s) GTX970 Stric oc
Storage Samsung 840Pro 512GB
Display(s) Asus ROG SWIFT
Case Lian Li 359
Audio Device(s) Denon DA-300USB / Denon AH-D5000
Power Supply Corsair AX860
Mouse Roccat Kone Pure Optical
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software Win10 64-bit home
#14
What is a typical SSD warrantee? Serious question, havent shopped.
samsung offers 5 years. Intel also has big warranties (but is expensive).
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2013
Messages
42 (0.02/day)
Likes
7
Location
Winterpeg, Manitoba
Processor I7 2600k 3.4GHZ
Motherboard ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
Cooling HAF 212+
Memory 4x2 GSkill 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA 560 TI
Storage 240 GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe
Display(s) 47 Inch LG LED 120hz TV / 27 inch Asus 60HZ
Case Antec 900
Power Supply Corsair X850
Software Windows 8 Pro
#15
What is a typical SSD warrantee? Serious question, havent shopped.
Out of experience of just buying one.

I would say average is 5 years mostly and some 3 years.

My mushkin is 5.
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
9,796 (2.23/day)
Likes
3,785
Location
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Z97
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) Intel IGP (Dedicated GPU TBD)
Storage WD 320 / 500KS / 500KS / 640KS / 640LS / 640LS / 640LS / 1TBFAEX and a NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 24" DELL 2405FPW
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Software Win 7 Pro
#16
samsung offers 5 years. Intel also has big warranties (but is expensive).
Out of experience of just buying one.

I would say average is 5 years mostly and some 3 years.

My mushkin is 5.
Wow, not too many disc drive have that these days, only select WD's that I know of.

Is there fine print on the SSD's like read/write cycles recorded?
 
Joined
Jun 18, 2010
Messages
1,476 (0.54/day)
Likes
607
Processor Intel i7 970 // Intel i7 2600K // Intel X5677 // Intel 950,930
Motherboard Asus Rampage III Formula // Asus P8P67 Deluxe // MSI Big Bang XPower // EVGA 758
Cooling Zalman CNPS9900MaxB // Zalman CNPS11X // Intel E75476 // Intel E75476
Memory GSkill 2133 12GB // Corsair V 2400 32GB // GSkill 2133 12GB // Corsair Dom 1600 12GB
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX1080 // MSI GTX1070 Quick Silver// EVGA SC GTX780 // EVGA ACX GTX770
Storage PlextorM5P, Samsung 830, 840P, 840E// Samsung 840P // Crucial M500 // Crucial M500
Display(s) HP w2207h
Case CoolerMaster Stacker 830se // Lian Li PC-9F // Lian Li PC-9F // In-Win server case IW-PP689
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Seasonic X 850w Gold// OCZ ZX850w // EVGA 850w G2 // PC Power & Cooling 910w
Mouse Logitech G9
Keyboard Dell
Software W10Pro /W10Pro /W10Pro /W10Pro
#17
I sort of like the looks. Looks like a floppy.
That's the unsophisticated response from Joe Sixpack.

Well done, sir!
 
Joined
Dec 9, 2011
Messages
260 (0.12/day)
Likes
39
Location
The Netherlands
Processor Intel Core i5 3570k
Motherboard MSI Z77 MPower
Cooling Thermalright Archon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Elite 2x4GB 1600MHz (8-8-8-24)
Video Card(s) Club3D HD7970 with Gelid ICY VISION-A
Storage Plextor M5 Pro 512GB; 2x WD Caviar Green 2TB
Display(s) Asus VW266H; HP ZR24w
Case CoolerMaster ATCS 840
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Corsair AX850
Mouse Mionix Castor
Keyboard SteelSeries 7G
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
#18
Perhaps a bit offtopic:
But I was wondering how does task queueing work with SSD's?
Since I'm considering upgrading my SSD, and was thinking of either going 2x 256GB (NOT talking RAID here) or 1x 512GB. This, because 256GB SSD's often have a better price/GB than 512GB ones. But now I was wondering whether I would also have a 'queueing' advantage when dividing my programs over both drives, as in having an advantage when for instance running a game from another SSD than the SSD with the OS on it? Or is there no real world advantage?
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2011
Messages
4,357 (1.91/day)
Likes
1,074
Processor Intel Core i7 3770k @ 4.3GHz
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK
Memory 16GB(2x8) DDR3@2133MHz 1.5v Patriot
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G
Storage 59.63GB Samsung SSD 830 + 465.76 GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO + 2TB Hitachi + 300GB Velociraptor HDD
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 3440x1440@100Hz G-Sync
Case NZXT PHANTOM410-BK
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium PCIe
Power Supply Corsair 850W
Mouse Anker
Software Win 10 Pro - 64bit
Benchmark Scores 30FPS in NFS:Rivals
#19
That's one ugly-ass name for this kind of fast SSD. Thanks for the review w1zz.
In Japan, all the SSD names are almost the same. For example this is how Samsung 830 is branded: MZ-7PC512D/IT :)