Average Bench: 38.8% (529th of 1015)

Based on 5,367 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung M3 Portable

Poor average bench

The Samsung M3 Portable 1TB averaged 61.2% 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 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.26MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung M3 Portable 1TB is 44.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung M3 Portable 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 46.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 41.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,367 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.5 Read 67.7 106
22.5 Write 46.6 70.7
22.9 Mixed 41.5 56.3
21.5 SusWrite 67.3 107
41% 55.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.45 0.5
0.5 4K Write 1.26 1.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.65 0.8
114% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
775GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 104 107 107 107 106 MB/s
Read 103
Write 63.1
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 106
60% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 97 98 96 97 97 MB/s
Read 90.2
Write 57.7
Mixed 49.4
SusWrite 95.6
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 61 60 59 60 61 MB/s
Read 87.1
Write 58.2
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 59.8
47% 63.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 41 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 36.1
Write 28.3
Mixed 33.1
SusWrite 41.8
26% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
117% 0.73 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 22 22 22 22 23 MB/s
Read 37.9
Write 37.9
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 22.3
24% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.53 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 31.8
Write 26.9
Mixed 25.5
SusWrite 27.9
21% 28 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
111% 0.67 MB/s
918GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 27 29 27 25 27 MB/s
Read 30.7
Write 26.2
Mixed 24.2
SusWrite 26.9
20% 27 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.8 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,778,611 HDDs tested.

Typical M3 Portable 1TB Builds (Compare 41,385 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450 AORUS ELITE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $767

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