Average Bench: 26.4% (836th of 1014)

Based on 91 user benchmarks.  Model: TO Exter nal USB 3.0

Very poor average bench

The TO Exter nal USB 3.0 160GB averaged 73.6% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TO Exter nal USB 3.0 160GB is 25%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the TO Exter nal USB 3.0 160GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 32.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 43.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 91 samples)
Min Avg Max
22 Read 46.3 71.2
14.5 Write 43.8 68
16.7 Mixed 32.7 55
15.2 SusWrite 45.3 69.8
31% 42.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.66 0.7
0.56 4K Write 1.44 2
0.28 4K Mixed 0.69 0.84
131% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
146GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 63 63 63 64 MB/s
Read 62
Write 60.2
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 63
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
37GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 56 57 57 57 58 MB/s
Read 53
Write 59.2
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 57.2
38% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
145GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 46 46 46 46 46 MB/s
Read 44.8
Write 43.8
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 45.7
30% 40.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 32 32 32 32 MB/s
Read 32.8
Write 32
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 30.8
22% 30.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.87 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,011,140 HDDs tested.

Typical Exter nal USB 3.0 160GB Builds (Compare 2,099 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $222

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