Average Bench: 75.2% (103rd of 995)

Based on 287 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWA120, TOSHIB HDWA120

Good average bench

The Toshiba E300 2TB averaged 24.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba E300 2TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 119MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 133MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba E300 2TB is 35.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba E300 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.16MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 287 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.4 Read 133 162
91.2 Write 130 154
18.6 Mixed 119 158
95.6% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.7 0.94
1.01 4K Write 1.7 2.13
0.12 4K Mixed 0.16 0.2
79% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: MZ4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 156
Write 145
Mixed 145
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.19
92% 0.97 MB/s
953GB free
Firmware: MZ4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 120
Write 128
Mixed 145
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.18
91% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MZ4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 117
Write 126
Mixed 142
97% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.18
94% 1.04 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: MZ4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 107
Write 122
Mixed 144
94% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.14
87% 0.98 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,300,895 HDDs tested.


Approx. $78 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWA120XZSTA $6913 months
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Typical E300 2TB Builds (Compare 3,658 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 39%
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Desktop 62%
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD (MS-7996) - $40

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $392

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