Average Bench: 38.5% (535th of 1015)

Based on 2,079 user benchmarks.  Model: TO Exter nal USB 3.0

Poor average bench

The TO Exter nal USB 3.0 500GB averaged 61.5% 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 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.46MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TO Exter nal USB 3.0 500GB is 50.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the TO Exter nal USB 3.0 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 38.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 64MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,079 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.8 Read 67.4 117
22.2 Write 64 116
15.9 Mixed 38.3 70.4
21.6 SusWrite 66.4 112
43.3% 59 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.58 0.8
0.4 4K Write 1.46 2.35
0.3 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
125% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
405GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 69 71 71 71 72 MB/s
Read 74.7
Write 67.8
Mixed 41
SusWrite 69.3
46% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.77 MB/s
302GB free
Firmware: 0203
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 40 40 40 40 41 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 37.6
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 38.9
27% 36.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.7 MB/s
264GB free
Firmware: 0104
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 26 27 28 28 26 MB/s
Read 35.8
Write 24
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 26
20% 26.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.63 MB/s
412GB free
Firmware: 0203
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 30 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 28.8
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 29.6
21% 28.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
96% 0.57 MB/s
251GB free
Firmware: 0104
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 27 27 28 29 MB/s
Read 31
Write 25.7
Mixed 27
SusWrite 27.6
21% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
266GB free
Firmware: 0104
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 41 41 41 42 MB/s
Read 14.7
Write 41.2
Mixed 13.4
SusWrite 40.7
20% 27.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
64% 0.4 MB/s
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Typical Exter nal USB 3.0 500GB Builds (Compare 18,547 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $229

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