Average Bench: 52.4% (285th of 1015)

Based on 278 user benchmarks.  Model: USB 3.0

Average average bench

The USB 3.0 1TB averaged 47.6% 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 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.01MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the USB 3.0 1TB is 80.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the USB 3.0 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 56.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 86.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 278 samples)
Min Avg Max
29 Read 93.7 181
24.6 Write 86.6 164
23.5 Mixed 56.3 109
18.1 SusWrite 88.2 172
59.7% 81.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.73 1.4
1 4K Write 2.01 4.51
0.2 4K Mixed 0.7 1.2
146% 1.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
594GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 171 172 171 172 172 MB/s
Read 190
Write 145
Mixed 89.8
SusWrite 170
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
151% 1.27 MB/s
524GB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 98 98 98 98 98 MB/s
Read 98.8
Write 97.5
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 97.8
67% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 1.2
262% 2.5 MB/s
294GB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 77 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 70.8
Write 71.3
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 77.8
50% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
368GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 78 75 53 68 68 MB/s
Read 14.7
Write 67.2
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 69.3
32% 44 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.1
56% 0.77 MB/s
338GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 36 34 36 38 MB/s
Read 33.7
Write 29
Mixed 35
SusWrite 36.4
25% 33.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.97 MB/s
734GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 34 35 35 30 29 MB/s
Read 18.1
Write 33.1
Mixed 21.6
SusWrite 32.6
20% 26.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
42% 0.33 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,989,950 HDDs tested.

Typical 3.0 1TB Builds (Compare 35,921 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $613

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