Average Bench: 84.9% (52nd of 1015)

Based on 21,223 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 15.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba X300 4TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.09MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 4TB is 45.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba X300 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,223 samples)
Min Avg Max
98 Read 148 182
95 Write 146 179
46.9 Mixed 63.2 71.2
96.9 SusWrite 147 184
91.9% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 3.51 7.3
1.8 4K Write 2.19 2.4
0.9 4K Mixed 1.09 1.2
307% 2.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 168 164 174 173 169 MB/s
Read 184
Write 181
Mixed 67
SusWrite 168
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 7.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
499% 3.77 MB/s
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 157 154 151 152 150 MB/s
Read 169
Write 179
Mixed 48
SusWrite 152
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.57 MB/s
496GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 123 125 127 124 129 MB/s
Read 138
Write 127
Mixed 66
SusWrite 125
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
263% 1.9 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE140XZSTA $10511 mins
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Typical X300 4TB Builds (Compare 84,574 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,197

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

Added 5 years ago.

Poor

17 months ago.

Bought 3 X300 drives 1x3Tb 2x5Tb all failed after 12 months absolute garbage and only light use


Excellent

4 years ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


Poor

17 months ago.

Realy fast HDD. Aprox. 200 MB/s transfer from HDWE140 (4TB) to other one.


Poor

17 months ago.

Fast, but definitely not reliable because it brick/failed on me after just 2 months of mild use


Excellent

4 years ago.

Best buy on the market considering performance and storage capacity. It's faster than WD Black and Seagate Barracuda as tested with CrystalDiskMark. In short, sequential read/write are over 190 MB/s. The only downside is rather high "spin up retry count" as within 1000 working hours it already has already 4, 5 or more, while WD and Seagate have 0, but that shouldn't affect its lifetime or performance during the 5 year period. Afterwards, it's questionable.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Hugely faster peak random read y writer.


Excellent

22 months ago.

Ej podajcie mu peypala i zoba jak zapierdala


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