Average Bench: 68.3% (139th of 1015)

Based on 2,046 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWA120, TOSHIB HDWA120

Above average average bench

The Toshiba E300 2TB averaged 31.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.95MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba E300 2TB is 42.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba E300 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 26.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,046 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.3 Read 119 153
70 Write 120 153
13.4 Mixed 26.2 42.5
75.8 SusWrite 119 151
69.4% 96.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1
1.21 4K Write 1.95 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.5 0.6
126% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: MZ4OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 127 127 129 127 127 MB/s
Read 150
Write 153
Mixed 21.6
SusWrite 127
81% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
134% 1.2 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: MZ4OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 139 135 140 136 137 MB/s
Read 129
Write 138
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 137
78% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
136% 1.2 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: MZ4OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 137 129 126 119 97 MB/s
Read 132
Write 122
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 123
73% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
130% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: ACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 119 118 121 132 117 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 144
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 122
70% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
134% 1.03 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $78 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWA120XZSTA $697 years
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Typical E300 2TB Builds (Compare 3,474 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD (MS-7996) - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $257

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