Average Bench: 70.2% (130th of 1015)

Based on 1,047 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA HDWA130

Good average bench

The Toshiba E300 3TB averaged 29.7% 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 0.54MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.88MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba E300 3TB is 37.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba E300 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 26.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 121MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,047 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 Read 123 156
75.3 Write 124 157
12.7 Mixed 26.5 43.7
76.4 SusWrite 121 155
71.3% 98.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1
0.5 4K Write 1.87 2.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
131% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: MZ6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 156 159 159 159 145 MB/s
Read 157
Write 162
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 155
92% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
145% 1.23 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: MZ6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 152 155 155 155 157 MB/s
Read 152
Write 147
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 154
88% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
134% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: MZ6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 143 147 146 147 144 MB/s
Read 145
Write 156
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 145
85% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
136% 1.2 MB/s
739GB free
Firmware: MZ6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 107 112 112 111 111 MB/s
Read 102
Write 105
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 110
64% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
143% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,651,430 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $94 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWA130XZSTA $1164 years
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Typical E300 3TB Builds (Compare 63,847 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $62

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $552

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