Average Bench: 62.8% (179th of 1015)

Based on 395 user benchmarks.  Model: Microsoft Storage Space Device

Above average average bench

The Microsoft Storage Space Device 996GB averaged 37.1% 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 0.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.87MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Microsoft Storage Space Device 996GB is 67.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Microsoft Storage Space Device 996GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 102MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 395 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.3 Read 113 182
32.2 Write 102 166
23.4 Mixed 56.6 81.7
39 SusWrite 105 180
69.1% 94.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.77 1.2
0.7 4K Write 1.87 3.84
0.47 4K Mixed 0.84 1.2
160% 1.16 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 120 120 117 114 115 MB/s
Read 132
Write 124
Mixed 66
SusWrite 117
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
626GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 107 108 106 108 MB/s
Read 131
Write 125
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 107
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 118 119 113 110 107 MB/s
Read 113
Write 109
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 113
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.2 MB/s
43GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 99 92 94 94 110 MB/s
Read 72.2
Write 79.5
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 99.1
54% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
205GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 79 81 82 82 83 MB/s
Read 79.3
Write 79.7
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 81.4
54% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,228,022 HDDs tested.

Typical Storage Space Device 996GB Builds (Compare 20 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

System: Supermicro H8QGL

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $986

Popular Storage Space Device 996GB systems:

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