Average Bench: 66% (157th of 1015)

Based on 117 user benchmarks.  Model: USB 3.0

Above average average bench

The USB 3.0 4TB averaged 33.9% 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 0.82MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.37MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the USB 3.0 4TB is 89.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the USB 3.0 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 73.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 117 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.6 Read 117 184
24.7 Write 113 182
23.6 Mixed 73.8 123
19 SusWrite 112 188
76.5% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.37 4.31
0.5 4K Write 2.26 4.52
0 4K Mixed 0.82 1.1
190% 1.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 182 182 182 184 183 MB/s
Read 182
Write 145
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 181
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 150 153 150 152 148 MB/s
Read 179
Write 159
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 149
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 165 169 169 161 165 MB/s
Read 108
Write 116
Mixed 91.1
SusWrite 164
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
84% 0.77 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 126 130 132 120 136 MB/s
Read 140
Write 154
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 127
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.7
227% 2 MB/s
724GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 106 110 109 111 MB/s
Read 100
Write 114
Mixed 96.8
SusWrite 108
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
211% 1.5 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 42 42 42 42 41 MB/s
Read 113
Write 72.2
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 42.2
52% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.6 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 21 21 21 21 21 MB/s
Read 37.3
Write 37
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 20.7
24% 31.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
955GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 15 14 15 15 15 MB/s
Read 30.2
Write 24.8
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 14.7
18% 23.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,659,847 HDDs tested.

Typical 3.0 4TB Builds (Compare 317 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1/USB 3.1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,008

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