Average Bench: 26.1% (849th of 1015)

Based on 40 user benchmarks.  Model: TO Exter nal USB 3.0

Very poor average bench

The TO Exter nal USB 3.0 160GB averaged 73.9% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.87MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TO Exter nal USB 3.0 160GB is 32.4%. 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 35MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 44.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 40 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.7 Read 45.2 93.2
3.8 Write 44.9 92.7
8.2 Mixed 35 73.7
5 SusWrite 45.7 91.3
31.5% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.09 4K Read 0.87 7.76
0.5 4K Write 1.59 7.77
0.2 4K Mixed 0.81 7.1
155% 1.09 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
139GB free
Firmware: 0203
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 76 78 79 79 80 MB/s
Read 80
Write 77.5
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 77.5
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
149GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 59 60 61 61 60 MB/s
Read 58.7
Write 58
Mixed 31
SusWrite 60.2
38% 52 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.77 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 44 44 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 43.3
Write 43.5
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 43.4
28% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: 0203
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 42 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 41.5
Write 44.5
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 42.8
28% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: 6402
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 40.3
Write 40.5
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 41.8
28% 38.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 1.03 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 22 22 22 22 22 MB/s
Read 10.5
Write 20.2
Mixed 11.8
SusWrite 21.7
12% 16 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
59% 0.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,876,555 HDDs tested.

Typical Exter nal USB 3.0 160GB Builds (Compare 3,788 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $475

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