Toshiba N300 6TB High Reliability HDD Review

Synthetic Performance Tests

HD Tune Pro Read Benchmark

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Toshiba N300 6TB High Reliability HDD Review

Here is the result from the ‘full’ HD Tune Pro Read
benchmark which shows the data transfer rate across the whole surface of the
disk.  As expected the transfer rate is greatest at the outer edge of the disk
(low Gigabyte range on the X axis).  The Block Size used in this test was
512KB.

The average read access time was recorded as 12.2 milliseconds
and the average transfer rate was 162.0 MB/s.

Please note that typically the data density at the outer
tracks of a hard drive is higher than the inner tracks and reading and writing
will therefore occur at a higher speed.  A hard drive starts reading and
writing at the outer tracks then moves towards the inner tracks.


HD Tune Pro Write Benchmark

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Toshiba N300 6TB High Reliability HDD Review

Here is the result from the ‘full’ HD Tune Pro Write
benchmark which shows the data transfer rate across the whole surface of the
disk.  Again, as expected the transfer rate is greatest for the outside of the
disk (low Gigabyte range on the X axis). The Block Size used in this test was
512KB.

The average write access time was recorded as 14.0
milliseconds and the Average Transfer rate was 161.7 MB/s.

 


 

HD Tune Pro Random Read Access Benchmark 

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Here is the result of the Random Read Access benchmark.

It shows a plot of access times, for various sizes of
transfer size, across the surface of the disk. It also shows average and
maximum random read access times, average transfer speeds, and IOPS counts.

 

 


HD Tune Pro Random Write Access Benchmark

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Toshiba N300 6TB High Reliability HDD Review

Here is the result of the Random Write Access benchmark.

It shows a plot of access times, for various sizes of
transfer size, across the surface of the disk. It also shows average and
maximum random write access times, average transfer speeds, and IOPS counts.


ATTO

Here is the result for a standard ATTO benchmark –

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PCMark8 Storage Benchmark

This is how Futuremark introduces the Storage
Benchmark found in its PCMark8 product –

Use the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark to test
the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives with traces recorded from Adobe
Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games. You can test
the system drive or any other recognised storage device, including local
external drives. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark
highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.

It is an excellent way to consistently compare
the ‘real-world’ performance of drives. Here are the results –

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N300 6TB

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Fast Copy Read

In this test the Fast Copy benchmark is used to transfer a
folder of 32 JPEG files from the X300 to a superfast NVME SSD.  The limiting
factor here is the read speed of the N300.

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Toshiba N300 6TB High Reliability HDD Review

You can see that a transfer speed of 192.4 MB/s was
achieved.

 

Fast Copy Write

In this test the Fast Copy benchmark is used to transfer the
same folder of 32 JPEG files from a superfast NVME SSD to the N300.  The
limiting factor here is the write speed of the N300.

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You can see that a transfer speed of 89.5 MB/s was achieved.

 


Anvil

Here are the results for the Anvil benchmark –

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Now let’s head to the next page, to look at the results
for the Myce/Oakgate Reads and Writes Tests…..