Average Bench: 89.2% (32nd of 1015)

Based on 9,245 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE150, TOSHIB HDWE150

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 5TB averaged just 10.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.6MB/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 48.2%. 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 55.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,245 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 Read 155 193
95.4 Write 149 189
42.1 Mixed 55.4 63.5
103 SusWrite 155 196
93.5% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.17 4K Read 3.6 7.3
1.8 4K Write 2.18 2.4
0.87 4K Mixed 1.09 1.2
312% 2.29 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
687GB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 173 174 172 173 173 MB/s
Read 132
Write 129
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 172
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
261% 1.9 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 110 113 114 112 113 MB/s
Read 146
Write 147
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 112
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
270% 1.93 MB/s
610GB free
Firmware: FP1R
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 129 122 126 128 127 MB/s
Read 122
Write 73.3
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 124
67% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,656,799 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Oct '15
BHPhotoUS HDWE150XZSTA $1462 years
AmazonUS HDWE150XZSTA $2496 months
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Typical X300 5TB Builds (Compare 57,380 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,254

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