Average Bench: 67.1% (145th of 1015)

Based on 246 user benchmarks.  Model: TO Exter nal USB 3.0

Above average average bench

The TO Exter nal USB 3.0 3TB averaged 32.8% 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 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.08MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TO Exter nal USB 3.0 3TB is 90%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the TO Exter nal USB 3.0 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 73.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 246 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.1 Read 119 190
26.8 Write 111 176
24.7 Mixed 73.7 139
17.8 SusWrite 113 189
76.6% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.8 1.1
0.5 4K Write 2.08 4.44
0.18 4K Mixed 0.69 1
148% 1.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 0104
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 123 156 134 141 138 MB/s
Read 191
Write 168
Mixed 79.9
SusWrite 126
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.07 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: 0104
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 135 135 135 135 132 MB/s
Read 168
Write 160
Mixed 117
SusWrite 134
107% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 1.2
274% 2.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0104
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 32 32 33 33 32 MB/s
Read 216
Write 32.1
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 32.2
58% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 0.8 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0104
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 114 112 113 112 112 MB/s
Read 120
Write 113
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 111
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0104
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 26 27 27 26 25 MB/s
Read 63
Write 24.6
Mixed 23.6
SusWrite 25.8
25% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.6
223% 1.47 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,306,498 HDDs tested

Typical Exter nal USB 3.0 3TB Builds (Compare 3,723 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B450M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $478

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