Average Bench: 44.1% (426th of 1014)

Based on 2,082 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate M3 Portable

Below average average bench

The Seagate M3 Portable 4TB averaged 55.9% 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 3.43MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.56MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate M3 Portable 4TB is 51.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate M3 Portable 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 70.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,082 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.9 Read 70.8 108
17.4 Write 79.2 123
21 Mixed 57.8 79.8
15.6 SusWrite 81.8 129
53.4% 72.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.87 1.9
0.2 4K Write 3.43 4.6
0.2 4K Mixed 0.56 0.8
162% 1.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
366GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 104 111 110 104 104 MB/s
Read 103
Write 128
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 102
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.8
205% 1.93 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 113 112 113 112 114 MB/s
Read 88.7
Write 114
Mixed 71
SusWrite 112
71% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.7
176% 1.7 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 15 16 16 15 17 MB/s
Read 129
Write 18.5
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 15.7
36% 48.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.3
66% 0.4 MB/s
936GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 81 89 91 92 76 MB/s
Read 56
Write 82.8
Mixed 65.9
SusWrite 84.9
54% 72.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.6
159% 1.57 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 33 35 35 37 39 MB/s
Read 56.9
Write 59.8
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 32.5
38% 51.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.3
216% 2.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 13 13 13 14 13 MB/s
Read 19.3
Write 10.5
Mixed 11.7
SusWrite 13.1
10% 13.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
21% 0.13 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 25,145,416 HDDs tested.

Typical M3 Portable 4TB Builds (Compare 1,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 133%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 124%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 148%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MEG X399 CREATION (MS-7B92)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $2,113

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