Average Bench: 91.7% (23rd of 1010)

Based on 2,204 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE150, TOSHIB HDWE150

Excellent average bench

The Toshiba X300 5TB averaged just 8.3% 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 3.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.09MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 5TB is 49.1%. 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 55.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 154MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,204 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 Read 164 197
92.7 Write 154 192
39.5 Mixed 55.5 63.7
82 SusWrite 155 195
96% 132 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.19 4K Read 3.86 7.4
1.27 4K Write 2.16 2.5
0.6 4K Mixed 1.09 1.2
321% 2.37 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 163 166 169 164 168 MB/s
Read 183
Write 178
Mixed 59
SusWrite 167
106% 147 MB/s
4K Read 6.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
440% 3.3 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 158 175 170 168 172 MB/s
Read 163
Write 155
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 168
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
332% 2.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 149 143 149 151 143 MB/s
Read 179
Write 166
Mixed 59
SusWrite 147
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
379% 2.87 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 148 158 162 164 164 MB/s
Read 130
Write 154
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 152
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
111% 0.87 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 96 81 100 92 98 MB/s
Read 77
Write 83.8
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 94.8
53% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,407,937 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE150XZSTA $13013 mins
BHPhotoUS HDWE150XZSTA $1466 months
EbayUS HDWE150XZSTA $15246 mins
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Typical X300 5TB Builds (Compare 6,553 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 128%
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Workstation
Workstation 116%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $1,667

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