Average Bench: 87.1% (45th of 1015)

Based on 14,882 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 12.8% 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 3.51MB/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 49.8%. 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 62.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,882 samples)
Min Avg Max
96 Read 151 186
100 Write 149 180
38.4 Mixed 62.8 71.8
96.3 SusWrite 151 185
93.8% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.9 4K Read 3.51 7.1
1.6 4K Write 2.18 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: 169 167 174 174 173 173 MB/s
Read 167
Write 168
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 172
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.2
337% 2.4 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 180 179 178 182 181 MB/s
Read 111
Write 116
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 180
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.53 MB/s
888GB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 120 120 122 119 122 MB/s
Read 150
Write 138
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 121
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.2
337% 2.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 137 141 141 141 144 MB/s
Read 128
Write 127
Mixed 59
SusWrite 141
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
242% 1.73 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE140XZSTA $10013 mins
EbayUS HDWE140XZSTA $10524 mins
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Typical X300 4TB Builds (Compare 44,939 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,257

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

Added 4 years ago.

Poor

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


Poor

5 months ago.

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


Poor

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 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

3 years ago.

Hugely faster peak random read y writer.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Ej podajcie mu peypala i zoba jak zapierdala


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