Average Bench: 62.5% (181st of 1015)

Based on 170 user benchmarks.  Model: USB 3.0

Above average average bench

The USB 3.0 2TB averaged 37.4% 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the USB 3.0 2TB is 90.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the USB 3.0 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 102MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 170 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.5 Read 110 192
22.3 Write 102 175
21.2 Mixed 66.6 111
18.4 SusWrite 108 182
71.2% 96.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.16 4K Read 0.8 1.2
0.56 4K Write 2 5.31
0.19 4K Mixed 0.75 1.2
154% 1.18 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 174 177 176 176 176 MB/s
Read 186
Write 202
Mixed 91
SusWrite 176
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
214% 1.77 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 146 148 149 146 146 MB/s
Read 163
Write 106
Mixed 85
SusWrite 147
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
955GB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 132 136 136 137 136 MB/s
Read 134
Write 129
Mixed 104
SusWrite 135
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
189% 1.53 MB/s
836GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 87 85 96 114 109 MB/s
Read 104
Write 130
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 96.8
72% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 1.1 MB/s
654GB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 107 104 107 102 104 MB/s
Read 72
Write 105
Mixed 92
SusWrite 104
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.3
87% 0.77 MB/s
934GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 84 84 86 85 MB/s
Read 67
Write 79.8
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 84.5
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.13 MB/s
923GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 88 90 93 96 98 MB/s
Read 41.2
Write 112
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 91.3
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.9
152% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,989,950 HDDs tested.

Typical 3.0 2TB Builds (Compare 1,100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

System: Acer Predator PH517-51

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