Average Bench: 50.2% (22nd of 634)

Based on 30 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0411 PID 01f7 Model: BUFFALO HD-LXU3

Average average bench

The BUFFALO HD-LXU3 1TB averaged 49.7% 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.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 124MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.63MB/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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.76MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 30 samples)
Min Avg Max
1.05 Read 124 185
0.97 Write 124 189
0.99 Mixed 78.5 147
136% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 0.76 1.11
0.82 4K Write 1.63 2.2
0.16 4K Mixed 0.27 0.5
67.4% 0.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
283GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 120
Write 119
Mixed 35.8
109% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.2
70% 0.9 MB/s
24GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 108
Write 115
Mixed 78.5
128% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.21
72% 0.94 MB/s
356GB free, PID 01f7
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 105
Write 105
Mixed 64.9
114% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.5
69% 0.92 MB/s
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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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