Average Bench: 58.3% (207th of 1015)

Based on 4,348 user benchmarks.  Model: Microsoft Storage Space Device

Average average bench

The Microsoft Storage Space Device 498GB averaged 41.7% 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 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.65MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Microsoft Storage Space Device 498GB is 64.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Microsoft Storage Space Device 498GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 55.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 94.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,348 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.4 Read 105 172
40 Write 94.1 150
29.2 Mixed 55.4 79.7
35.7 SusWrite 98 172
64.6% 88.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.65 0.9
0.8 4K Write 1.65 2.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.76 1.1
142% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
241GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 173 181 181 170 179 MB/s
Read 126
Write 120
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 176
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.57 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 130 130 131 130 MB/s
Read 123
Write 122
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 130
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
362GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 117 120 117 110 106 MB/s
Read 127
Write 117
Mixed 62.4
SusWrite 113
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 103 113 116 114 122 MB/s
Read 117
Write 110
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 114
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
134% 0.83 MB/s
358GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 113 113 114 111 115 MB/s
Read 118
Write 114
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 112
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
277GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 114 118 117 119 119 MB/s
Read 114
Write 113
Mixed 63
SusWrite 114
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 74 72 68 71 74 MB/s
Read 69
Write 45
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 71.1
43% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
110% 0.93 MB/s
82GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 74 72 74 71 74 MB/s
Read 47.7
Write 53.7
Mixed 36.6
SusWrite 72.6
39% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.8 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 38.8
Mixed 38
SusWrite 38.4
28% 38.2 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 7
4K Mixed 7
1,182% 6.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,750,296 HDDs tested.

Typical Storage Space Device 498GB 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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