Average Bench: 106% (3rd of 1015)

Based on 7 user benchmarks.  Model: Lenovo RAID 530-8i
Poor: 6%Average: 106% Great: 250%

Outstanding average bench

The Lenovo RAID 530-8i 4TB averaged 5.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Lenovo RAID 530-8i 4TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.15MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 269MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Lenovo RAID 530-8i 4TB is 244%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Lenovo RAID 530-8i 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 20.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.37MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.5 Read 269 586
8.5 Write 96.1 308
11.8 Mixed 90.5 237
9 SusWrite 20.3 47.6
87.7% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 3.15 11.2
0.1 4K Write 0.37 0.56
0.1 4K Mixed 0.46 0.7
190% 1.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 48 49 48 45 47 MB/s
Read 355
Write 19.5
Mixed 49.9
SusWrite 47.6
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.7
229% 1.53 MB/s
3.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 13 14 13 14 14 MB/s
Read 286
Write 12.5
Mixed 34
SusWrite 13.5
63% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
194% 1.4 MB/s
3TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 16 16 16 12 13 MB/s
Read 155
Write 17.5
Mixed 39.9
SusWrite 16.2
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.6
141% 0.87 MB/s

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