Average Bench: 90.4% (27th of 1015)

Based on 3,532 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE150, TOSHIB HDWE150

Excellent average bench

The Toshiba X300 5TB averaged just 9.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.11MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 5TB is 45.3%. 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 55.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 152MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,532 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 Read 157 193
105 Write 152 189
42.9 Mixed 55.2 62.5
103 SusWrite 158 198
94.7% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.12 4K Read 3.44 7.29
1.7 4K Write 2.19 2.48
0.9 4K Mixed 1.11 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%
1TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 166 167 173 168 169 MB/s
Read 144
Write 146
Mixed 55
SusWrite 169
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
268% 1.9 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 101 80 113 104 84 MB/s
Read 170
Write 51.7
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 100
67% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
341% 2.47 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 137 148 134 145 141 MB/s
Read 129
Write 174
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 140
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
240% 1.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,420,440 HDDs tested.


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Typical X300 5TB Builds (Compare 9,888 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 129%
Desktop 128%
Workstation 115%

Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $470

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 118% - Outstanding Total price: $1,815

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