Average Bench: 42.8% (460th of 1015)

Based on 1,039 user benchmarks.  Model: External USB3.0

Below average average bench

The External USB3.0 1TB averaged 57.2% 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.97MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the External USB3.0 1TB is 58.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the External USB3.0 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 42.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 70.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,039 samples)
Min Avg Max
12.8 Read 73.9 136
17.5 Write 70.8 128
14.5 Mixed 42.3 88.5
22.2 SusWrite 74.8 127
48% 65.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.73 1.7
0.4 4K Write 1.97 5.5
0.1 4K Mixed 0.64 1
138% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
912GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 106 107 107 107 107 MB/s
Read 106
Write 106
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 107
64% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.8 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 98 85 103 70 109 MB/s
Read 108
Write 77.5
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 90.7
54% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
625GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 101 93 100 81 81 MB/s
Read 100
Write 7.5
Mixed 6.2
SusWrite 93.2
37% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
38% 0.27 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 96 96 95 96 96 MB/s
Read 90
Write 97.3
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 95.6
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.73 MB/s
266GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 84 84 84 84 84 MB/s
Read 68
Write 61.3
Mixed 26
SusWrite 83.5
43% 59.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.8 MB/s
867GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 28 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 32.9
Write 26.3
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 27.9
22% 28.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.5
185% 2.03 MB/s
831GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 25 25 25 26 MB/s
Read 24
Write 22.8
Mixed 14.3
SusWrite 25
16% 21.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
685GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.9 8.4 9.2 8.9 9.6 8.9 MB/s
Read 18
Write 13.5
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 9
10% 13.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
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Typical USB3.0 1TB Builds (Compare 8,844 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: HP Pavilion Notebook

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