Average Bench: 86.4% (49th of 1010)

Based on 1,809 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 13.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba X300 4TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.62MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 4TB is 44.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba X300 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 107MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 149MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,809 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.9 Read 151 183
96.2 Write 150 180
52 Mixed 107 165
99.6 SusWrite 149 185
103% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.72 4K Read 2.9 6.7
1.55 4K Write 2.06 2.4
0.21 4K Mixed 0.62 1.2
228% 1.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 181 181 179 180 180 MB/s
Read 181
Write 151
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 180
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
308% 2.3 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 170 176 170 176 171 MB/s
Read 171
Write 172
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 173
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
369% 2.73 MB/s
907GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 159 150 161 158 156 MB/s
Read 178
Write 176
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 156
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
445% 3.43 MB/s
719GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 95 91 97 88 95 MB/s
Read 124
Write 102
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 93.8
66% 91.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,114,037 HDDs tested.


Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
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Typical X300 4TB Builds (Compare 9,549 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 123%
Desktop 109%
Workstation 117%

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $194

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,482

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11 months ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


12 months ago.

Best buy on the market considering performance and storage capacity. It's faster than WD Black and Seagate Barracuda as tested with CrystalDiskMark. In short, sequential read/write are over 190 MB/s. The only downside is rather high "spin up retry count" as within 1000 working hours it already has already 4, 5 or more, while WD and Seagate have 0, but that shouldn't affect its lifetime or performance during the 5 year period. Afterwards, it's questionable.


6 months ago.

Hugely faster peak random read y writer.

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