Average Bench: 89.1% (30th of 1015)

Based on 3,509 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA HDWE160

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 6TB averaged just 10.9% 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 3.73MB/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 51.2%. 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 63.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 152MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 3,509 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 Read 157 192
99.4 Write 152 188
42.8 Mixed 63.2 73
98.9 SusWrite 153 199
95.5% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.03 4K Read 3.73 7.3
1.6 4K Write 2.14 2.4
0.62 4K Mixed 1.07 1.2
314% 2.31 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 166 173 173 168 171 MB/s
Read 159
Write 152
Mixed 67
SusWrite 170
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
319% 2.37 MB/s
394GB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 150 150 152 150 150 MB/s
Read 148
Write 148
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 149
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.2
270% 1.87 MB/s
3,509 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,124,031 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE160XZSTA $15523 days
BHPhotoUS HDWE160XZSTA $1772 years
Send price feedback
Typical X300 6TB Builds (Compare 19,231 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A - $177

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,155

Popular X300 6TB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2020 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

High performance premium storage...

Added 4 years ago.

Good

23 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


Your
opinion?
1015 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $190Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $34
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback