Average Bench: 90.7% (32nd of 1010)

Based on 1,785 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE150, TOSHIB HDWE150

Excellent average bench

The Toshiba X300 5TB averaged just 9.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba X300 5TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.41MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.83MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 5TB is 47.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba X300 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 81.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,785 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 159 193
91.2 Write 153 188
41.1 Mixed 81.2 159
101 SusWrite 157 196
101% 138 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.73 4K Read 3.41 7.13
1.61 4K Write 2.14 2.4
0.23 4K Mixed 0.83 1.2
274% 2.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 183 180 179 184 180 MB/s
Read 158
Write 152
Mixed 57.5
SusWrite 180
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
326% 2.4 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 139 137 138 138 138 MB/s
Read 137
Write 120
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 138
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
261% 1.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,567,331 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE150XZSTA $1323 mins
EbayUS HDWE150XZSTA $14314 mins
BHPhotoUS HDWE150XZSTA $1463 months
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Typical X300 5TB Builds (Compare 13,432 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,223

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