Average Bench: 84% (59th of 1015)

Based on 23,740 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 16.0% 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 3.47MB/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 46.6%. 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 63.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 144MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 23,740 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.4 Read 148 182
98 Write 146 178
46.1 Mixed 63.3 71.7
90.3 SusWrite 144 183
91.4% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.3 4K Read 3.47 6.96
1.8 4K Write 2.2 2.5
0.9 4K Mixed 1.09 1.2
306% 2.25 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: 174 177 180 178 181 178 MB/s
Read 171
Write 171
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 178
107% 148 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
423% 3.23 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 156 161 157 158 160 MB/s
Read 184
Write 179
Mixed 70.1
SusWrite 158
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
372% 2.73 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 179 182 177 183 175 MB/s
Read 164
Write 183
Mixed 43.2
SusWrite 178
103% 142 MB/s
4K Read 8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
396% 2.97 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 150 157 152 155 154 MB/s
Read 160
Write 162
Mixed 65.8
SusWrite 154
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
280% 2.03 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 132 135 135 136 137 MB/s
Read 136
Write 141
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 135
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
248% 1.8 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Oct '15
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 129%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,125

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2 years ago.

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


5 years ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

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


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.


5 years ago.

Hugely faster peak random read y writer.


2 years ago.

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