Average Bench: 88.5% (34th of 1014)

Based on 3,453 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA HDWE160

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 6TB averaged just 11.5% 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 3.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.08MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 6TB is 47.9%. 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 62.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 149MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,453 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 Read 153 193
101 Write 149 188
43.8 Mixed 62.3 73.3
107 SusWrite 154 196
94.5% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 3.42 7.6
1.6 4K Write 2.14 2.4
0.8 4K Mixed 1.08 1.2
302% 2.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 199 194 196 198 203 MB/s
Read 124
Write 120
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 198
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
230% 1.6 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 161 82 159 156 160 MB/s
Read 175
Write 159
Mixed 69.6
SusWrite 134
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
338% 2.47 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 146 142 136 144 146 MB/s
Read 116
Write 110
Mixed 67.4
SusWrite 142
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1.1
200% 1.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,012,120 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE160XZSTA $1551 day
BHPhotoUS HDWE160XZSTA $1772 years
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Typical X300 6TB Builds (Compare 14,276 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,141

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

Added 4 years ago.

Good

21 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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