Average Bench: 45.6% (389th of 1015)

Based on 3,160 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate M3 Portable

Below average average bench

The Seagate M3 Portable 4TB averaged 54.3% 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 3.52MB/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 50.9%. 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 59.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 71.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,160 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.9 Read 71.4 105
20.9 Write 82.5 125
23.8 Mixed 59.1 76.9
17.8 SusWrite 86.7 130
55.3% 74.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.86 1.42
2.05 4K Write 3.52 4.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.56 0.8
163% 1.65 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 117 115 119 118 117 MB/s
Read 86.5
Write 113
Mixed 62
SusWrite 114
69% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.6
175% 1.73 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 75 86 94 95 96 MB/s
Read 90.4
Write 99.8
Mixed 92
SusWrite 89.3
69% 92.9 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.5
247% 2.53 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 91 93 94 94 93 MB/s
Read 69.2
Write 90.5
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 92.6
58% 79 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.5
155% 1.87 MB/s
545GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 80 84 84 84 86 MB/s
Read 50.3
Write 75.3
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 82.9
51% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.5
141% 1.37 MB/s
127GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 67 70 71 73 75 MB/s
Read 62
Write 82
Mixed 58
SusWrite 68.1
50% 67.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.5
138% 1.4 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 57 51 55 53 53 MB/s
Read 64.5
Write 67.8
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 52.4
47% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,168,371 HDDs tested.

Typical M3 Portable 4TB Builds (Compare 255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 137%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 168%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME ALPHA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $2,143

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