Average Bench: 86.3% (45th of 1015)

Based on 10,299 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 13.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.53MB/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 47%. 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 62.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 148MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,299 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.1 Read 151 186
98.4 Write 148 180
44.5 Mixed 62.6 71.2
92.8 SusWrite 148 185
92.9% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 3.53 7.11
1.54 4K Write 2.17 2.5
0.7 4K Mixed 1.09 1.2
308% 2.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 164 174 166 173 163 MB/s
Read 173
Write 173
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 164
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
288% 2.13 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 159 159 160 161 159 MB/s
Read 154
Write 148
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 160
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
303% 2.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 145 148 147 150 147 MB/s
Read 144
Write 144
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 147
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
271% 1.97 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 132 134 132 134 134 MB/s
Read 129
Write 129
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 133
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
242% 1.73 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,257,913 HDDs tested.


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Gaming 113%
Desktop 115%
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,503

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2 years ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


3 months ago.

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


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.


2 years ago.

Hugely faster peak random read y writer.


2 months ago.

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