Average Bench: 45.6% (25th of 639)

Based on 36 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 174c PID 55aa Model: ST3000DM 001-1CH166
Poor: 11%Average: 45.6% Great: 69%

Below average average bench

The ST3000DM 001-1CH166 3TB averaged 54.4% 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. Sequential Write Speed 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.31MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the ST3000DM 001-1CH166 3TB is 58.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the ST3000DM 001-1CH166 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.44MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.5 Read 119 198
6.3 Write 112 187
9.8 Mixed 76.1 164
9.6 SusWrite 69.6 170
124% 94.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.67 1
0.2 4K Write 1.31 1.8
0.1 4K Mixed 0.44 0.9
62.1% 0.81 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 172 168 170 173 171 MB/s
Read 180
Write 150
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 170
191% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
78% 1 MB/s
413GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 154 155 153 155 154 MB/s
Read 154
Write 128
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 154
171% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
71% 0.93 MB/s
255GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 113 114 114 115 114 MB/s
Read 163
Write 134
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 114
157% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
71% 0.93 MB/s
441GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 123 124 123 123 123 MB/s
Read 126
Write 102
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 123
142% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
57% 0.77 MB/s
442GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 32 32 32 11 20 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 6.3
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 26.7
29% 22.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
75% 1 MB/s
419GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 16 16 16 16 16 MB/s
Read 28.4
Write 25.7
Mixed 23.9
SusWrite 16
31% 23.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
71% 0.9 MB/s
25GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 20 20 20 21 21 MB/s
Read 19.9
Write 18.6
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 20.4
26% 19.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
54% 0.77 MB/s
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