Average Bench: 85.1% (47th of 1015)

Based on 24,253 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 14.8% 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 3.55MB/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 42.4%. 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 63MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,253 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.7 Read 149 184
102 Write 148 179
43.1 Mixed 63 71.8
94 SusWrite 147 184
92.3% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.3 4K Read 3.55 7.2
1.62 4K Write 2.19 2.5
0.9 4K Mixed 1.08 1.2
308% 2.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 181 178 186 178 187 MB/s
Read 162
Write 178
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 182
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
432% 3.37 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 169 173 168 169 170 MB/s
Read 170
Write 168
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 169
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 6.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
426% 3.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 155 164 157 159 162 MB/s
Read 164
Write 161
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 159
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
348% 2.63 MB/s
989GB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 112 115 116 113 116 MB/s
Read 150
Write 154
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 114
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.2
295% 2.1 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE140XZSTA $14911 mins
EbayUS HDWE140XZSTA $16219 mins
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Typical X300 4TB Builds (Compare 101,230 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) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,148

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

Added 6 years ago.

Poor

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


Poor

24 months ago.

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


Poor

24 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

2 years ago.

Ej podajcie mu peypala i zoba jak zapierdala


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