Average Bench: 16.2% (281st of 639)

Based on 1,800 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 3300 Model: Seagate Desktop
Poor: 11%Average: 16.2% Great: 20%

Terrible average bench

The Seagate Desktop 1TB averaged 83.7% 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. 4K Random Write Speed 1.29MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 33.1MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop 1TB is just 8.95%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop 1TB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.63MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 34.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,800 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.8 Read 34.1 41.2
21.6 Write 33.1 42.1
10.3 Mixed 22.8 39.4
10.3 SusWrite 32.3 42.7
41.1% 30.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 0.63 0.82
0.38 4K Write 1.29 1.8
0.19 4K Mixed 0.5 1
63.2% 0.81 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
673GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 43 43 43 42 42 MB/s
Read 40
Write 41.3
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 42.3
53% 38.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
102% 1.23 MB/s
180GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 40
Write 38.7
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 40.7
51% 37.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
81% 1 MB/s
272GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 43 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 39.1
Write 39.2
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 41.8
52% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
71% 0.93 MB/s
33GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 28 27 27 27 26 MB/s
Read 32.3
Write 27.1
Mixed 23
SusWrite 27
36% 27.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
85% 1.07 MB/s
547GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 27 27 27 27 27 MB/s
Read 32.5
Write 25.8
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 26.8
35% 26.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
85% 1.07 MB/s
424GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 19 20 20 20 20 MB/s
Read 37.8
Write 38.7
Mixed 29
SusWrite 19.5
41% 31.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
74% 0.97 MB/s
424GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 20 20 20 19 20 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 38.8
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 19.6
41% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
74% 0.97 MB/s
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