Average Bench: 88.1% (38th of 1015)

Based on 5,352 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 11.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 4TB is 47.4%. 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 63.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 151MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,352 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.3 Read 155 187
104 Write 151 184
45.4 Mixed 63.7 72.3
96.2 SusWrite 152 185
94.9% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.16 4K Read 3.69 7.35
1.7 4K Write 2.19 2.5
0.86 4K Mixed 1.1 1.2
316% 2.33 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: 174 186 176 182 185 176 MB/s
Read 187
Write 175
Mixed 73
SusWrite 180
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 7.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
482% 3.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 182 186 186 185 184 MB/s
Read 170
Write 160
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 185
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
322% 2.33 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 168 170 169 169 171 MB/s
Read 166
Write 152
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 169
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 5.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
412% 3.13 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 132 132 135 135 134 MB/s
Read 150
Write 146
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 133
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
272% 1.93 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,420,016 HDDs tested.


Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
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Gaming 128%
Desktop 124%
Workstation 112%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $499

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,804

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High performance premium storage...

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23 months ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


24 months 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.


18 months ago.

Hugely faster peak random read y writer.

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