Average Bench: 88.6% (35th of 1002)

Based on 620 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA HDWE160

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 6TB averaged just 11.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba X300 6TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.48MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 145MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 6TB is 44.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba X300 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 620 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 Read 155 194
110 Write 153 188
93.9 Mixed 145 179
114% 151 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 2.48 4.63
0.99 4K Write 1.97 2.33
0.19 4K Mixed 0.27 0.35
170% 1.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: FS2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 193
Write 195
Mixed 190
145% 193 MB/s
4K Read 4.06
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.27
240% 2.18 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: FS2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 134
Write 153
Mixed 145
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 4.11
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.32
246% 2.19 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,647,199 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
BHPhotoUS HDWE160XZSTA $1774 months
AmazonUS HDWE160XZSTA $1795 mins
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Typical X300 6TB Builds (Compare 1,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asrock X370 Gaming K4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $926

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

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Good

6 months ago.

One Question: Unlike all other HDD manufacturers, why doesn't Toshiba list the drive's spec for: MTBF and Load/Unload values for their X300 drives ? I've attempted to obtain this info from Toshiba Japan as well as their international affiliates, all of which confirm this info is not disclosed by Toshiba. When asked why, their response was they feel this specification is not necessary for consumer HDD's. I am hopeful you can look into this further as this non-disclosure is quite concerning. If the actual MTBF is say 500K and the load/ unload is 100K...wow this would be a huge concern considering the present norm is 1,000,000 and 300K respectively. Pls express your concerns or forward your inquiry to Toshiba: answer@webcom.toshiba.co.jp


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