Average Bench: 26.3% (846th of 1015)

Based on 45 user benchmarks.  Model: TO Exter nal USB 3.0

Very poor average bench

The TO Exter nal USB 3.0 160GB averaged 73.7% 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 0.79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.83MB/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 35.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 45.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 45 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.7 Read 45.8 93.2
3.8 Write 45.2 92.7
8.2 Mixed 35.1 73.7
5 SusWrite 45.7 91.3
31.7% 43 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.09 4K Read 0.83 7.76
0.5 4K Write 1.6 7.77
0.2 4K Mixed 0.79 7.1
152% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
71GB free
Firmware: 0203
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 68 68 69 69 69 MB/s
Read 70.6
Write 56.5
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 63.6
43% 58.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.7 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Read 63.4
Write 62.5
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 62.5
42% 57.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.13 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
95GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 39 39 38 39 MB/s
Read 58.9
Write 57
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 38.2
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 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
20GB free
Firmware: 0104
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 40 40 40 39 MB/s
Read 37.7
Write 36.8
Mixed 30
SusWrite 40.1
27% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 24 27 26 26 27 MB/s
Read 22.9
Write 26
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 25.8
18% 23.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 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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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,316,029 HDDs tested.

Typical Exter nal USB 3.0 160GB Builds (Compare 4,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Dell Latitude E6540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $475

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