Average Bench: 43.2% (440th of 1015)

Based on 4,436 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate M3 Portable

Below average average bench

The Seagate M3 Portable 2TB averaged 56.7% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.48MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate M3 Portable 2TB is 51.1%. 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 67.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,436 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.7 Read 67.6 117
26.5 Write 83.8 133
25.3 Mixed 68 106
27.8 SusWrite 82.3 127
55.9% 75.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.07 1.9
0.5 4K Write 2.48 4.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.62 1
160% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 127 120 119 121 123 MB/s
Read 148
Write 92.9
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 122
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
216% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 94 96 91 88 91 MB/s
Read 96.9
Write 136
Mixed 89.4
SusWrite 91.5
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.6
207% 1.9 MB/s
718GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 103 100 96 97 MB/s
Read 77.7
Write 107
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 100
67% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.6
164% 1.5 MB/s
114GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 54 52 63 63 58 MB/s
Read 104
Write 132
Mixed 90.4
SusWrite 58.5
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.7
202% 1.8 MB/s
485GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 75 75 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 76
Write 108
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 74.2
61% 82.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 61 63 61 61 MB/s
Read 80.3
Write 110
Mixed 84.2
SusWrite 62.1
63% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.8
122% 0.57 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 105 107 108 107 107 MB/s
Read 23.8
Write 113
Mixed 85.4
SusWrite 97.7
60% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.7
197% 1.83 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,750,488 HDDs tested.

Typical M3 Portable 2TB Builds (Compare 67,493 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 - $68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $591

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