Average Bench: 85.5% (52nd of 1002)

Based on 1,574 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 14.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.41MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 139MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 4TB is 40.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba X300 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,574 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 Read 150 179
103 Write 148 177
90.9 Mixed 139 169
110% 146 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.61 4K Read 2.41 4.63
0.45 4K Write 1.95 2.31
0.18 4K Mixed 0.27 0.35
167% 1.54 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 183
Write 178
Mixed 168
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 4.39
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.3
260% 2.35 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 186
Mixed 175
130% 172 MB/s
4K Read 4.15
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.31
252% 2.28 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 154
Mixed 145
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.24
146% 1.39 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 154
Mixed 133
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 3.41
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.26
210% 1.93 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,247,063 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE140XZSTA $12016 mins
NeweggUS HDWE140XZSTA $1205 hrs
EbayUS HDWE140XZSTA $12023 mins
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Typical X300 4TB Builds (Compare 8,781 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 124%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 120%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $209

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,614

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

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Excellent

9 months ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


Excellent

10 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.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Hugely faster peak random read y writer.


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