Average Bench: 87.2% (44th of 995)

Based on 1,310 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 12.7% 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 2.66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 140MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 4TB is 38%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba X300 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.28MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 151MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,310 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 Read 152 179
108 Write 151 181
91 Mixed 140 169
111% 148 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.84 4K Read 2.66 4.61
1.24 4K Write 2.01 2.33
0.21 4K Mixed 0.28 0.35
180% 1.65 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 153
Write 160
Mixed 139
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 2.07
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.31
160% 1.49 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 133
Write 143
Mixed 135
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 2.45
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.26
172% 1.63 MB/s
630GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 126
Write 123
Mixed 129
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.31
104% 1.01 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,271,530 HDDs tested.


Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
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Typical X300 4TB Builds (Compare 7,660 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 124%
Desktop 114%
Workstation 121%

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $227

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,683

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High performance premium storage...

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7 months ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


8 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.


2 months ago.

Hugely faster peak random read y writer.

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