Average Bench: 42.8% (451st of 1015)

Based on 4,363 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate M3 Portable

Below average average bench

The Seagate M3 Portable 2TB averaged 57.2% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.09MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate M3 Portable 2TB is 51.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate M3 Portable 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 66.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 67.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,363 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.2 Read 66.7 114
26.5 Write 84.9 136
25 Mixed 67.7 106
27 SusWrite 81.8 129
55.8% 75.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.09 1.9
0.75 4K Write 2.44 3.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.62 1
160% 1.38 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 118 116 119 120 120 MB/s
Read 98.1
Write 104
Mixed 96.7
SusWrite 117
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 0.97 MB/s
647GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 110 117 117 116 119 MB/s
Read 78.8
Write 110
Mixed 84.1
SusWrite 116
72% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.6
166% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 111 116 119 119 119 MB/s
Read 74.6
Write 129
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 116
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.7
189% 1.7 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 94 96 94 94 91 MB/s
Read 79.7
Write 105
Mixed 87.3
SusWrite 93.6
68% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.2
136% 1.53 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: 1402
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 81 81 82 80 80 MB/s
Read 89.7
Write 80.7
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 81.5
57% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.73 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 62 57 54 54 MB/s
Read 51.9
Write 91
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 59.4
54% 71.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
137% 1.17 MB/s
303GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 11 11 11 11 11 MB/s
Read 78.1
Write 11.2
Mixed 20.1
SusWrite 10.6
22% 30 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
53% 0.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 25 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 27.8
Write 25.3
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 27.8
20% 27.1 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
156% 1.27 MB/s
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Typical M3 Portable 2TB Builds (Compare 61,877 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $69

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $506

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