Average Bench: 85.8% (47th of 1015)

Based on 4,122 user benchmarks.  Model: TOSHIBA HDWE160

Very good average bench

The Toshiba X300 6TB averaged just 14.1% 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 3.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.04MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba X300 6TB is 56.8%. 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. Sustained Write Speed 146MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,122 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.4 Read 152 195
73.6 Write 147 189
37.8 Mixed 61.6 72.6
70.7 SusWrite 146 195
92.3% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.62 4K Read 3.63 7.5
1.2 4K Write 2.11 2.4
0.51 4K Mixed 1.04 1.2
306% 2.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,054,439 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $150 @ launch in Oct '15
AmazonUS HDWE160EZSTA $781 month
BHPhotoUS HDWE160XZSTA $1773 years
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Typical X300 6TB Builds (Compare 63,808 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 104%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,216

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 Comments

High performance premium storage...

Added 5 years ago.

Good

2 years 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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