Average Bench: 88.5% (32nd of 1015)

Based on 6,811 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE150, TOSHIB HDWE150

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 5TB averaged just 11.5% 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 3.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.08MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 5TB is 45.4%. 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 54.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,811 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 153 191
90 Write 147 183
38.2 Mixed 54.4 62.5
105 SusWrite 154 194
92.4% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1 4K Read 3.53 7.4
1.5 4K Write 2.14 2.4
0.6 4K Mixed 1.08 1.2
307% 2.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 135 140 140 138 139 MB/s
Read 134
Write 139
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 138
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
242% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 145 144 142 144 146 MB/s
Read 94.5
Write 63
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 144
62% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
187% 1.37 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,123,183 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
BHPhotoUS HDWE150XZSTA $1462 years
AmazonUS HDWE150XZSTA $2491 month
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Typical X300 5TB Builds (Compare 35,365 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 112%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $189

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,123

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