Average Bench: 38.5% (533rd of 1015)

Based on 41 user benchmarks.  Model: Microsoft Virtual Disk

Poor average bench

The Microsoft Virtual Disk 2TB 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 1.31MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.3MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Microsoft Virtual Disk 2TB is 74.5%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Microsoft Virtual Disk 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 34.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 41 samples)
Min Avg Max
14 Read 91.9 248
4.5 Write 67.7 217
0.8 Mixed 58.3 212
1.9 SusWrite 34.4 142
46.8% 63.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0 4K Read 1.3 6
0 4K Write 1.73 6.4
0 4K Mixed 1.31 6.6
232% 1.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 90 70 191 191 191 MB/s
Read 248
Write 217
Mixed 212
SusWrite 142
153% 205 MB/s
4K Read 6
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 6.6
1,050% 5.4 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 50 57 56 54 55 MB/s
Read 124
Write 61.3
Mixed 84.6
SusWrite 53.7
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.9
340% 2.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 48 51 54 52 52 MB/s
Read 92.1
Write 97.9
Mixed 94.6
SusWrite 52.7
63% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 5.3
906% 5.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 21 26 32 33 29 MB/s
Read 77.7
Write 60.7
Mixed 51
SusWrite 27.4
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.47 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,650,508 HDDs tested.

Typical Virtual Disk 2TB Builds (Compare 38,534 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $329

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