Average Bench: 86.8% (39th of 1015)

Based on 5,594 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA HDWE160

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 6TB averaged just 13.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Toshiba X300 6TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.07MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 6TB is 51%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Toshiba X300 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,594 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.5 Read 149 191
99.3 Write 149 189
43.8 Mixed 63.1 72.8
102 SusWrite 153 197
93.6% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.2 4K Read 3.55 7.5
1.6 4K Write 2.15 2.4
0.66 4K Mixed 1.07 1.2
307% 2.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 154 181 187 180 181 MB/s
Read 174
Write 173
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 174
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
388% 2.93 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 159 161 153 159 159 MB/s
Read 162
Write 176
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 158
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
343% 2.5 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 115 122 115 114 118 MB/s
Read 109
Write 112
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 117
71% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.43 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE160EZSTA $783 years
BHPhotoUS HDWE160XZSTA $1776 years
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Typical X300 6TB Builds (Compare 6,512 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 104%
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Desktop
Desktop 104%
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Workstation
Workstation 104%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z590 UD AC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $624

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

Added 8 years ago.

Good

5 years ago.

One Question: Unlike all other HDD manufacturers, why doesn't Toshiba list the drive's spec for: MTBF and Load/Unload values for their X300 drives ? I've attempted to obtain this info from Toshiba Japan as well as their international affiliates, all of which confirm this info is not disclosed by Toshiba. When asked why, their response was they feel this specification is not necessary for consumer HDD's. I am hopeful you can look into this further as this non-disclosure is quite concerning. If the actual MTBF is say 500K and the load/ unload is 100K...wow this would be a huge concern considering the present norm is 1,000,000 and 300K respectively. Pls express your concerns or forward your inquiry to Toshiba: answer@webcom.toshiba.co.jp


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