Average Bench: 50.1% (19th of 622)

Based on 26 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0411 PID 01f7 Model: BUFFALO HD-LXU3

Average average bench

The BUFFALO HD-LXU3 1TB averaged 49.9% 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. Sequential Write Speed 124MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.64MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the BUFFALO HD-LXU3 1TB is 59.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the BUFFALO HD-LXU3 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 26 samples)
Min Avg Max
1.05 Read 123 185
0.97 Write 124 189
0.99 Mixed 78.5 147
136% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 0.75 1.11
0.82 4K Write 1.64 2.2
0.17 4K Mixed 0.26 0.49
67.5% 0.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
880GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 182
Write 184
Mixed 108
196% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.2
81% 1.01 MB/s
877GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 185
Write 178
Mixed 106
193% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.2
80% 1.01 MB/s
212GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 157
Write 156
Mixed 108
176% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.38
75% 1 MB/s
46GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 109
Write 155
Mixed 73
146% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.06
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.29
55% 0.86 MB/s
163GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 120
Write 106
Mixed 108
141% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.22
73% 0.89 MB/s
39GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 44.9
Write 58.5
Mixed 14.8
49% 39.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.17
68% 0.85 MB/s
432GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 1.05
Write 0.97
Mixed 0.99
1% 1 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.27
38% 0.47 MB/s
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Gaming 15%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 35%
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System: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $310

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