Average Bench: 87.7% (40th of 1015)

Based on 2,436 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA HDWE160

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 6TB averaged just 12.2% 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 3.39MB/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 53.7%. 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 150MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,436 samples)
Min Avg Max
86 Read 154 195
97.3 Write 150 189
42.7 Mixed 62.3 72.7
97.4 SusWrite 151 198
94.2% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.88 4K Read 3.39 7.01
1.5 4K Write 2.14 2.4
0.69 4K Mixed 1.07 1.2
300% 2.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 195 206 199 197 198 MB/s
Read 187
Write 182
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 198
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
511% 3.87 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 164 165 163 168 164 MB/s
Read 167
Write 166
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 163
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
319% 2.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,348,224 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE160XZSTA $15717 mins
BHPhotoUS HDWE160XZSTA $17721 months
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Typical X300 6TB Builds (Compare 10,960 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 117%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 - $320

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,699

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

11 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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