Average Bench: 88.8% (36th of 1015)

Based on 5,564 user benchmarks.  Models: TOSHIBA HDWE150, TOSHIB HDWE150

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 5TB averaged just 11.2% 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 3.53MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.07MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 5TB is 54.9%. 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 54.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 147MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,564 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.9 Read 155 193
83.4 Write 147 188
38.5 Mixed 54.5 62.9
99.4 SusWrite 153 198
92.8% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.94 4K Read 3.53 7.3
1.2 4K Write 2.14 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 1.07 1.2
306% 2.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 184 188 180 193 178 MB/s
Read 188
Write 144
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 181
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
505% 3.8 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 172 177 178 173 178 MB/s
Read 169
Write 166
Mixed 59
SusWrite 175
103% 142 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
286% 2.1 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 117 117 119 119 117 MB/s
Read 112
Write 122
Mixed 42
SusWrite 118
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,990,303 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
BHPhotoUS HDWE150XZSTA $14621 months
AmazonUS HDWE150XZSTA $15911 mins
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Typical X300 5TB Builds (Compare 21,097 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 104%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,072

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