Average Bench: 38.6% (534th of 1015)

Based on 29 user benchmarks.  Model: Medianca External USB 3.0
Poor: 13%Average: 38.6% Great: 59%

Poor average bench

The Medianca External USB 3.0 1TB averaged 61.4% 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 0.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.39MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Medianca External USB 3.0 1TB is 45.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Medianca External USB 3.0 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 40MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 66.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 29 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.5 Read 67 105
24.3 Write 66.4 109
17.9 Mixed 40 96.2
15.3 SusWrite 69.4 104
44.6% 60.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.19 4K Read 0.45 0.51
0.28 4K Write 1.39 1.8
0.11 4K Mixed 0.42 0.7
91.4% 0.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
559GB free
Firmware: 1201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 95 95 95 96 96 MB/s
Read 99.8
Write 102
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 94.9
60% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.8 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: 1201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 89 88 89 88 MB/s
Read 86.1
Write 81.5
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 88
53% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: 1201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 92.7
Write 101
Mixed 36.6
SusWrite 74.1
55% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.87 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: 1201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 76 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 70.2
Write 68
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 75.6
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
106% 0.87 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: 1201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 75 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 70.8
Write 72.1
Mixed 30.9
SusWrite 75
45% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
313GB free
Firmware: 1201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 23 23 23 23 MB/s
Read 36.6
Write 41.2
Mixed 25.1
SusWrite 22.8
23% 31.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.97 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: 1201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 16 16 16 16 16 MB/s
Read 17.5
Write 27.9
Mixed 17.9
SusWrite 16
15% 19.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical External USB 3.0 1TB Builds (Compare 3,389 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte B360 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $702

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