Average Bench: 87.7% (42nd of 1015)

Based on 1,491 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA HDWE160

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 6TB averaged just 12.3% 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 3.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.05MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 6TB is 52.6%. 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 61.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 148MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,491 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.8 Read 153 194
83.4 Write 148 189
39.5 Mixed 61.6 73.2
85.8 SusWrite 152 196
93.7% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.9 4K Read 3.64 7.3
0.63 4K Write 2.08 2.4
0.5 4K Mixed 1.05 1.2
307% 2.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
245GB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 110 107 110 108 107 MB/s
Read 104
Write 109
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 108
68% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.47 MB/s
245GB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 110 108 109 109 107 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 109
Mixed 55.9
SusWrite 108
68% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.5 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE160XZSTA $1528 mins
BHPhotoUS HDWE160XZSTA $17715 months
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Typical X300 6TB Builds (Compare 9,135 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 127%
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Workstation
Workstation 115%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 - $194

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $1,607

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

5 months 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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