Average Bench: 87.1% (37th of 1015)

Based on 12,355 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE150, TOSHIB HDWE150

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 5TB averaged just 12.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.07MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 5TB is 48%. 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 54.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 146MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12,355 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.2 Read 153 189
91.3 Write 146 186
39.7 Mixed 54.8 62.5
101 SusWrite 150 196
91.6% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 3.53 7.2
1.73 4K Write 2.18 2.5
0.73 4K Mixed 1.07 1.2
306% 2.26 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: 163 168 160 167 167 163 MB/s
Read 179
Write 178
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 164
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 6.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
444% 3.33 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 164 161 166 162 164 MB/s
Read 169
Write 162
Mixed 55.6
SusWrite 163
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
300% 2.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 136 136 138 134 137 MB/s
Read 133
Write 143
Mixed 55
SusWrite 136
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
250% 1.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,761,102 HDDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Oct '15
BHPhotoUS HDWE150XZSTA $1464 years
AmazonUS HDWE150XZSTA $1508 months
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Typical X300 5TB Builds (Compare 94,701 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 103%
Desktop 92%
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Workstation 106%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,148

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