Average Bench: 90.2% (27th of 1010)

Based on 2,781 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.41MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.07MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 5TB is 46.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba X300 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 151MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,781 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.6 Read 157 194
91.1 Write 151 187
39.8 Mixed 55 62.6
98.7 SusWrite 157 196
94.3% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 3.41 7.4
1.3 4K Write 2.13 2.4
0.66 4K Mixed 1.07 1.2
300% 2.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 194 197 191 197 173 MB/s
Read 191
Write 172
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 189
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
256% 1.93 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 193 192 186 193 191 MB/s
Read 177
Write 187
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 190
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
261% 1.9 MB/s
670GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 127 125 128 129 127 MB/s
Read 128
Write 125
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 127
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.2
237% 1.63 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,196,231 HDDs tested.


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Typical X300 5TB Builds (Compare 7,749 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 127%
Desktop 128%
Workstation 116%

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,896

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