Average Bench: 90.2% (30th of 1010)

Based on 2,279 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE150, TOSHIB HDWE150

Excellent average bench

The Toshiba X300 5TB averaged just 9.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba X300 5TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.05MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 5TB is 54.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba X300 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 53.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 151MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,279 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.8 Read 159 196
86.5 Write 151 191
37.3 Mixed 53.9 63.7
67.7 SusWrite 154 197
94.2% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 3.64 7.3
0.7 4K Write 2.09 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 1.05 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%
4.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 193 193 197 196 194 MB/s
Read 197
Write 190
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 195
116% 160 MB/s
4K Read 7.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
471% 3.57 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 187 191 197 191 200 MB/s
Read 171
Write 167
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 194
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 7.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
461% 3.5 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 142 145 145 140 146 MB/s
Read 113
Write 111
Mixed 48
SusWrite 143
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,850,861 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE150XZSTA $1343 mins
BHPhotoUS HDWE150XZSTA $1465 months
EbayUS HDWE150XZSTA $15714 mins
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Typical X300 5TB Builds (Compare 10,413 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 109%
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Workstation
Workstation 117%
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Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $194

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,401

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