Average Bench: 48.7% (330th of 1015)

Based on 12 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung S3 Portable
Poor: 18%Average: 48.7% Great: 61%

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Below average average bench

The Samsung S3 Portable 500GB averaged 51.2% 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 0.56MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.62MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung S3 Portable 500GB is 43.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung S3 Portable 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 69.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 62.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.2 Read 84.7 111
22.7 Write 69.4 111
22.8 Mixed 62.4 105
24.1 SusWrite 75.6 106
54% 73 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.47 0.5
1.2 4K Write 1.62 1.9
0.23 4K Mixed 0.56 0.8
112% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
353GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 97 96 97 97 97 MB/s
Read 75
Write 53
Mixed 49
SusWrite 97
50% 68.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
293GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 38 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 37.7
Write 38.8
Mixed 33.2
SusWrite 40.6
28% 37.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 31.6
Write 27.6
Mixed 27.2
SusWrite 29.3
22% 28.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
399GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 23 24 26 24 23 MB/s
Read 26.2
Write 22.7
Mixed 22.8
SusWrite 24.1
18% 23.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
94% 0.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,053,254 HDDs tested.

Typical S3 Portable 500GB Builds (Compare 9,838 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 81LK

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