Average Bench: 41.9% (476th of 1015)

Based on 2,786 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate M3 Portable

Below average average bench

The Seagate M3 Portable 1TB averaged 58.1% 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 0.58MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.06MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate M3 Portable 1TB is 53.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate M3 Portable 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 67.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 61.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,786 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.5 Read 67.3 119
23.7 Write 80.6 138
20.1 Mixed 61.4 104
25.2 SusWrite 77.9 130
53.1% 71.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.06 1.9
0.6 4K Write 2.31 3.5
0.1 4K Mixed 0.58 0.9
151% 1.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
927GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 117 107 117 117 119 MB/s
Read 128
Write 106
Mixed 106
SusWrite 116
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.2
129% 1.4 MB/s
771GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 128 134 136 136 138 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 130
Mixed 108
SusWrite 133
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.1
106% 1.33 MB/s
492GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 89 87 93 88 MB/s
Read 98
Write 58
Mixed 52
SusWrite 88.7
54% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.53 MB/s
448GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 84 85 84 85 85 MB/s
Read 83.6
Write 59.8
Mixed 51.3
SusWrite 83.6
51% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
330GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 81 80 81 81 MB/s
Read 80.2
Write 53.2
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 80.9
48% 65.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 79 72 71 77 75 MB/s
Read 78
Write 130
Mixed 101
SusWrite 74.6
72% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.7
168% 1.43 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 64 70 71 72 71 MB/s
Read 54.6
Write 58.4
Mixed 97.7
SusWrite 68.8
53% 69.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.8
213% 1.8 MB/s
687GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 27 27 28 28 MB/s
Read 31.3
Write 23.4
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 27.4
20% 27 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.87 MB/s
309GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 11 11 11 11 11 MB/s
Read 35.3
Write 13.7
Mixed 10.7
SusWrite 10.6
13% 17.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
74% 0.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,766,589 HDDs tested.

Typical M3 Portable 1TB Builds (Compare 31,398 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $861

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