Average Bench: 87% (42nd of 1010)

Based on 3,276 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 13.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.07MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 4TB is 45.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba X300 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 62MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 148MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,276 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 152 185
94.9 Write 148 181
42.7 Mixed 62 71
94.2 SusWrite 150 184
93.3% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.01 4K Read 3.4 7.1
1.5 4K Write 2.13 2.4
0.6 4K Mixed 1.07 1.2
301% 2.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
502GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 166 172 173 173 171 MB/s
Read 175
Write 170
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 171
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
206% 1.47 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 153 159 155 158 159 MB/s
Read 184
Write 183
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 157
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
276% 1.97 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 153 156 152 158 145 MB/s
Read 152
Write 157
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 152
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
269% 1.97 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 130 130 129 137 132 MB/s
Read 121
Write 137
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 132
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
263% 1.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,468,350 HDDs tested.


Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
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Typical X300 4TB Builds (Compare 15,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 128%
Desktop 122%
Workstation 113%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,598

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High performance premium storage...

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15 months ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


16 months 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.


10 months ago.

Hugely faster peak random read y writer.

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