Average Bench: 71.7% (122nd of 1015)

Based on 710 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA HDWA130

Good average bench

The Toshiba E300 3TB averaged 28.3% 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 Read Speed 0.87MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba E300 3TB is 40.5%. 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 35.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 122MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 710 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 Read 127 157
72.5 Write 123 160
12.3 Mixed 35.5 131
75.5 SusWrite 122 156
73.8% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1
0.5 4K Write 1.82 2.2
0.17 4K Mixed 0.5 0.7
125% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: MZ6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 125 128 125 127 126 MB/s
Read 128
Write 139
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 126
75% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
145% 1.23 MB/s
648GB free
Firmware: MZ6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 101 101 100 102 MB/s
Read 137
Write 128
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 101
70% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
136% 1.2 MB/s
410GB free
Firmware: MZ6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 112 114 112 114 113 MB/s
Read 108
Write 91.3
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 113
63% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.2 MB/s
483GB free
Firmware: MZ6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 94 94 96 93 95 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 90.8
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 93.4
53% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.17 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,990,961 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $94 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWA130XZSTA $1163 years
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Typical E300 3TB Builds (Compare 16,795 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A32) - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,103

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