Average Bench: 69.4% (132nd of 1015)

Based on 8 user benchmarks.  Model: Elite Pro USB
Poor: 63%Average: 69.4% Great: 73%

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Above average average bench

The Elite Pro USB 4TB averaged 30.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.23MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 110MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Elite Pro USB 4TB is just 10.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Elite Pro USB 4TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 120MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 Read 120 124
104 Write 122 132
68 Mixed 110 120
88.2% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.05 4K Read 1.23 1.59
0.18 4K Write 1.57 2.04
0.04 4K Mixed 0.24 0.33
107% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
774GB free
Firmware: 0
Read 122
Write 132
Mixed 115
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.34
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.33
129% 1.21 MB/s
344GB free
Firmware: 0
Read 121
Write 122
Mixed 117
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.43
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.29
128% 1.21 MB/s
606GB free
Firmware: 0
Read 114
Write 113
Mixed 109
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.29
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.27
118% 1.14 MB/s
548GB free
Firmware: 0
Read 115
Write 111
Mixed 117
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.59
4K Write 0.66
4K Mixed 0.17
97% 0.81 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: 0
Read 116
Write 104
Mixed 68
71% 96 MB/s
4K Read 0.05
4K Write 0.18
4K Mixed 0.04
9% 0.09 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,584,195 HDDs tested.

Typical Pro USB 4TB Builds (Compare 433 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 46%

System: Apple MacPro5,1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $300

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