Average Bench: 44% (426th of 1015)

Based on 4,140 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate M3 Portable

Below average average bench

The Seagate M3 Portable 4TB averaged 56.0% 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 3.55MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.55MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate M3 Portable 4TB is 52.2%. 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 58.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 68.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,140 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.8 Read 68.9 104
22.7 Write 79.7 122
22.5 Mixed 58.2 77.6
16.2 SusWrite 83.4 128
53.6% 72.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.87 1.7
2 4K Write 3.55 4.55
0.3 4K Mixed 0.55 0.8
163% 1.66 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 114 114 113 114 115 MB/s
Read 79.9
Write 104
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 113
67% 91.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.6
182% 1.9 MB/s
568GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 81 78 81 82 82 MB/s
Read 55.4
Write 77.3
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 80.3
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.5
149% 1.6 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 41 40 41 42 41 MB/s
Read 37
Write 39.3
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 39.7
28% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.6
174% 1.67 MB/s
260GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.9 9.8 10 10 10 9.8 MB/s
Read 66.5
Write 11.7
Mixed 19
SusWrite 9.9
20% 26.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
82% 0.57 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 39 40 41 40 39 MB/s
Read 34.8
Write 35.6
Mixed 32.9
SusWrite 39.1
26% 35.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.5
137% 1.3 MB/s
8GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 38 37 38 39 MB/s
Read 33
Write 33.1
Mixed 27.4
SusWrite 37.9
24% 32.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.4
126% 1.4 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 31 31 31 31 MB/s
Read 32.8
Write 24.8
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 30.5
22% 29.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.4
141% 1.53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,054,862 HDDs tested.

Typical M3 Portable 4TB Builds (Compare 385 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 140%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 173%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME ALPHA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $2,244

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