The Toshiba P55W has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this type and age. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
This portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.
An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC.
There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Radius P55W[plb_2924125_price].
Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP ENVY x360[plb_2520493_price] (SSD), or the Toshiba Portégé Z20t-B[plb_2705250_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.