Average Bench: 51.9% (284th of 1015)

Based on 6 user benchmarks.  Model: USB3.0 Super Speed
Poor: 17%Average: 51.9% Great: 68%

Average average bench

The Usb3.0 Super Speed 4TB averaged 48.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.72MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Usb3.0 Super Speed 4TB is 50.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Usb3.0 Super Speed 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 67.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 80.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.1 Read 80.6 102
23.4 Write 96.9 125
23.7 Mixed 67.4 82.9
29.2 SusWrite 99.3 134
63.5% 86.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1.2
3.2 4K Write 3.72 3.9
0.6 4K Mixed 0.68 0.8
181% 1.76 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 0214
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 132 131 136 137 135 MB/s
Read 102
Write 122
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 134
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.7
192% 1.87 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0214
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 124 122 127 127 126 MB/s
Read 98
Write 125
Mixed 75
SusWrite 123
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.8
173% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0214
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 112 114 114 115 116 MB/s
Read 89.7
Write 102
Mixed 73.4
SusWrite 110
69% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.6
189% 1.9 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0214
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 100 103 109 108 111 MB/s
Read 91.4
Write 121
Mixed 82.9
SusWrite 105
74% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.7
175% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0214
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 97 99 99 102 100 MB/s
Read 72
Write 89.2
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 94.4
61% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.6
168% 1.7 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0214
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 29 30 29 30 MB/s
Read 30.1
Write 23.4
Mixed 23.7
SusWrite 29.2
20% 26.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.7
188% 1.8 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,580,600 HDDs tested.

Typical Super Speed 4TB Builds (Compare 72,377 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,190

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