Average Bench: 49.4% (319th of 1015)

Based on 354 user benchmarks.  Model: USB3.0

Below average average bench

The USB3.0 1TB averaged 50.5% 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.9MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the USB3.0 1TB is 85.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the USB3.0 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 58.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 81.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 354 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.3 Read 90.5 189
22.2 Write 82.7 171
20.7 Mixed 58.4 129
18 SusWrite 81.2 173
57.6% 78.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 0.73 1.4
0.49 4K Write 1.9 3.33
0.16 4K Mixed 0.64 1.2
137% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 163 163 164 164 164 MB/s
Read 164
Write 154
Mixed 109
SusWrite 164
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.57 MB/s
305GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 70 70 70 70 68 MB/s
Read 79.4
Write 65.9
Mixed 60.2
SusWrite 69.8
51% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
503GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 39 38 39 38 MB/s
Read 41.7
Write 34
Mixed 31.7
SusWrite 38.2
27% 36.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 0.97 MB/s
863GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 23 22 22 22 22 MB/s
Read 41.1
Write 40.4
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 23.3
26% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
898GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 21 21 21 21 21 MB/s
Read 41.6
Write 40.8
Mixed 38
SusWrite 20.8
26% 35.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
124% 1.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,053,694 HDDs tested.

Typical USB3.0 1TB Builds (Compare 997 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: MSI MS-16GF

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