Average Bench: 48.2% (23rd of 639)

Based on 32 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 174c PID 55aa Model: ST3000DM 001-1CH166
Poor: 13%Average: 48.2% Great: 69%

Below average average bench

The ST3000DM 001-1CH166 3TB averaged 51.7% 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. Sequential Write Speed 121MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.33MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the ST3000DM 001-1CH166 3TB is 56.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the ST3000DM 001-1CH166 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.41MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.5 Read 127 198
11.5 Write 121 187
9.8 Mixed 81 164
9.6 SusWrite 75.7 170
133% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.65 1
0.2 4K Write 1.33 1.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.41 0.9
61.4% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 172 168 170 173 171 MB/s
Read 180
Write 150
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 170
191% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
78% 1 MB/s
255GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 113 114 114 115 114 MB/s
Read 163
Write 134
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 114
157% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
71% 0.93 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 112 114 112 114 113 MB/s
Read 148
Write 116
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 113
149% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
91% 1.1 MB/s
441GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 123 124 123 123 123 MB/s
Read 126
Write 102
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 123
142% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
57% 0.77 MB/s
288GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 36 37 36 36 35 MB/s
Read 155
Write 135
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 36.9
129% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
82% 1.07 MB/s
156GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 33
Write 28
Mixed 27.2
SusWrite 29
39% 29.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
68% 0.97 MB/s
449GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 25 25 26 26 MB/s
Read 29
Write 24.3
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 25.4
35% 25.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.8
61% 0.83 MB/s
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