Average Bench: 49.5% (20th of 622)

Based on 8 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0984 PID 0040 Model: Apricorn SATAWire

Below average average bench

The Apricorn SATAWire 256GB averaged 50.5% 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-64Thread Write Speed 21MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 11.4MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apricorn SATAWire 256GB is 69.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Apricorn SATAWire 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 35.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 33.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.1 Read 35.7 42.9
21.1 Write 33.3 43.1
24.4 Mixed 33.8 43.1
43.9% 34.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.02 4K Read 7.89 12.3
0.35 4K Write 11.4 19.6
0.38 4K Mixed 4.38 7.84
567% 7.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 DQ Read 12.5 13.8
19.2 DQ Write 21 23.1
4.31 DQ Mixed 6.14 7.82
970% 13.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
230GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 42.9
Write 43.1
Mixed 43.1
56% 43 MB/s
4K Read 11.4
4K Write 19.6
4K Mixed 4.66
868% 11.9 MB/s
DQ Read 11.8
DQ Write 19.7
DQ Mixed 4.61
872% 12 MB/s
8GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 42
Write 42.3
Mixed 42.2
55% 42.2 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 19
4K Mixed 7.84
959% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 13.4
DQ Write 22
DQ Mixed 7.81
1,062% 14.4 MB/s
175GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 41.1
Write 42.2
Mixed 41.8
54% 41.7 MB/s
4K Read 12
4K Write 18
4K Mixed 7.8
922% 12.6 MB/s
DQ Read 13.8
DQ Write 23.1
DQ Mixed 7.82
1,102% 14.9 MB/s
118GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 33.1
Write 26.1
Mixed 29.2
37% 29.5 MB/s
4K Read 6.52
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 3.82
375% 5.61 MB/s
238GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 32.2
Write 26.2
Mixed 29
37% 29.1 MB/s
4K Read 6.95
4K Write 6.26
4K Mixed 3.98
374% 5.73 MB/s
146GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 26.6
Write 23.1
Mixed 24.4
31% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 3.68
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2.26
264% 3.68 MB/s
171GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 25.1
Write 21.1
Mixed 25.5
30% 23.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.02
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.38
25% 0.25 MB/s
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