Average Bench: 87.5% (43rd of 1015)

Based on 1,742 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA HDWE160

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 6TB averaged just 12.5% 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 3.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.09MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 6TB is 51.6%. 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 63.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 150MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,742 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.5 Read 154 194
98.8 Write 151 193
43.8 Mixed 63.1 73.3
74.6 SusWrite 150 196
94.3% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 3.58 7.42
1.6 4K Write 2.16 2.4
0.8 4K Mixed 1.09 1.2
310% 2.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 173 160 170 164 174 MB/s
Read 172
Write 170
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 168
105% 145 MB/s
4K Read 6.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
465% 3.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,420,890 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE160XZSTA $1433 mins
BHPhotoUS HDWE160XZSTA $17717 months
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Typical X300 6TB Builds (Compare 9,711 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 129%
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Desktop 128%
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Workstation
Workstation 115%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 - $249

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 118% - Outstanding Total price: $1,594

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

7 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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