Average Bench: 88.2% (33rd of 1015)

Based on 12,743 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE150, TOSHIB HDWE150

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 5TB averaged just 11.8% 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 3.62MB/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 45.7%. 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 55.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,743 samples)
Min Avg Max
98 Read 151 191
101 Write 148 185
42 Mixed 55.2 62.2
103 SusWrite 155 194
92.7% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 3.62 7.6
1.8 4K Write 2.18 2.5
0.9 4K Mixed 1.08 1.2
311% 2.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 178 177 156 178 172 MB/s
Read 172
Write 156
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 169
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
434% 3.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 163 169 168 166 168 MB/s
Read 152
Write 155
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 167
96% 133 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
300% 2.2 MB/s
577GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 126 125 122 126 124 MB/s
Read 133
Write 136
Mixed 53
SusWrite 124
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
239% 1.77 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,306,442 HDDs tested

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MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE150XZSTA $1255 months
BHPhotoUS HDWE150XZSTA $1465 years
EbayUS HDWE150XZSTA $18016 months
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Typical X300 5TB Builds (Compare 25,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 129%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 130%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $914

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