Average Bench: 89.3% (36th of 1015)

Based on 6,294 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 10.7% 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 3.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.08MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 4TB is 47.5%. 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 63.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 152MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,294 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.2 Read 156 187
100 Write 152 182
41.7 Mixed 63.4 71.9
97.3 SusWrite 155 186
95.8% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 3.67 6.97
1.4 4K Write 2.17 2.5
0.7 4K Mixed 1.08 1.2
314% 2.31 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 185 187 182 188 187 MB/s
Read 187
Write 179
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 186
113% 156 MB/s
4K Read 7.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
484% 3.67 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 185 187 186 187 186 MB/s
Read 182
Write 178
Mixed 71.1
SusWrite 186
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
442% 3.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 131 132 129 130 127 MB/s
Read 129
Write 128
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 129
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
240% 1.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,870,593 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE140XZSTA $1103 mins
EbayUS HDWE140XZSTA $1108 mins
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Typical X300 4TB Builds (Compare 26,009 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 112%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,654

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


Excellent

2 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

20 months ago.

Hugely faster peak random read y writer.


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