Average Bench: 53% (269th of 1015)

Based on 114 user benchmarks.  Model: PHD 3.0 Silicon-Power

Average average bench

The PHD 3.0 Silicon-Power 4TB averaged 46.9% 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 Write Speed 3.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.58MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the PHD 3.0 Silicon-Power 4TB is 64.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the PHD 3.0 Silicon-Power 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 52.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 86.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 114 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.8 Read 96.9 156
19.5 Write 90.5 146
15.7 Mixed 52.1 87.7
18.6 SusWrite 86.9 134
59.8% 81.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 1.04 1.65
0.3 4K Write 3.88 6.6
0.17 4K Mixed 0.58 0.9
180% 1.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 121 119 121 121 122 MB/s
Read 140
Write 139
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 120
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 0.6
230% 2.6 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 101 102 102 101 101 MB/s
Read 146
Write 146
Mixed 52.1
SusWrite 102
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 0.6
243% 2.83 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 136 135 136 137 134 MB/s
Read 106
Write 131
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 134
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.8
215% 2.03 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 109 111 112 112 MB/s
Read 124
Write 125
Mixed 50.4
SusWrite 111
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.6
230% 2.63 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 108 109 107 109 106 MB/s
Read 123
Write 106
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 108
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.8
250% 2.67 MB/s
347GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 87 87 88 88 MB/s
Read 138
Write 143
Mixed 50.6
SusWrite 87.6
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.6
226% 2.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 114 117 115 113 117 MB/s
Read 100
Write 99.8
Mixed 55.9
SusWrite 114
68% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.5
163% 1.73 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,778,169 HDDs tested.

Typical 3.0 Silicon-Power 4TB Builds (Compare 73,416 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: $1,197

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