Average Bench: 89.9% (32nd of 1015)

Based on 5,363 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE140, TOSHIB HDWE140

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 4TB averaged just 10.0% 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 3.78MB/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 41.7%. 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 64.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 154MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,363 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 Read 157 188
111 Write 154 184
47.4 Mixed 64.1 72.2
105 SusWrite 155 186
96.7% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.3 4K Read 3.78 7.24
1.8 4K Write 2.21 2.5
0.76 4K Mixed 1.1 1.2
320% 2.36 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 183 176 186 179 179 MB/s
Read 184
Write 168
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 180
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
394% 2.93 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 158 165 156 163 163 MB/s
Read 166
Write 163
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 160
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.2
250% 1.7 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 41 42 41 41 MB/s
Read 130
Write 38.8
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 40.9
47% 63.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
131% 0.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,164,774 HDDs tested.


Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
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Typical X300 4TB Builds (Compare 22,840 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 126%
Desktop 123%
Workstation 112%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,543

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22 months ago.

perf/price is better than WD black


22 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.


16 months ago.

Hugely faster peak random read y writer.

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