Average Bench: 38.7% (42nd of 634)

Based on 27 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 174c PID 55aa Model: asmedia ASM1053

Poor average bench

The asmedia ASM1053 2TB averaged 61.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.68MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 92.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the asmedia ASM1053 2TB is 43.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the asmedia ASM1053 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.69MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 27 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.7 Read 90.3 168
26.1 Write 92.9 180
16.8 Mixed 77.4 145
111% 86.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.69 0.93
0.89 4K Write 1.68 2.4
0.19 4K Mixed 0.26 0.39
68.6% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 137
Write 125
Mixed 101
151% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.24
83% 1.02 MB/s
732GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 111
Write 110
Mixed 98.4
136% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.25
90% 1.13 MB/s
954GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 104
Write 91
Mixed 95.8
123% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.24
89% 1.01 MB/s
1TB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 29.7
Write 26.1
Mixed 26.6
35% 27.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.23
75% 0.93 MB/s
332GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.2
Write 28.6
Mixed 17
32% 25.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.35
51% 0.73 MB/s
395GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.2
Write 28.3
Mixed 16.8
31% 25.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.96
4K Mixed 0.25
44% 0.63 MB/s
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Desktop 70%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Asrock Z87 Extreme3 - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,049

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