Average Bench: 49% (21st of 639)

Based on 35 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0411 PID 01f7 Model: BUFFALO HD-LXU3
Poor: 13%Average: 49% Great: 72%

Below average average bench

The BUFFALO HD-LXU3 1TB averaged 51.0% 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. Sustained Write Speed 139MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 121MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the BUFFALO HD-LXU3 1TB is 59.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the BUFFALO HD-LXU3 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.72MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35 samples)
Min Avg Max
1.05 Read 121 185
0.97 Write 121 189
0.99 Mixed 74.3 147
139 SusWrite 139 139
154% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.03 4K Read 0.72 1.11
0.09 4K Write 1.61 2.2
0.03 4K Mixed 0.26 0.7
66.4% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 163
Write 171
Mixed 78.8
170% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.23
68% 0.87 MB/s
680GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 166
Write 157
Mixed 57.7
152% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.2
80% 1.01 MB/s
149GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 160
Write 145
Mixed 93.4
163% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.18
63% 0.72 MB/s
319GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 132 140 143 143 142 MB/s
Read 127
Write 143
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 139
150% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
91% 1.1 MB/s
109GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 31.7
Write 26.2
Mixed 28.1
36% 28.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.19
66% 0.85 MB/s
906GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 28.7
Write 24.1
Mixed 24
32% 25.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.03
4K Write 0.09
4K Mixed 0.03
4% 0.05 MB/s
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