Average Bench: 61.8% (13th of 639)

Based on 18 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0984 PID 0040 Model: Apricorn SATAWire
Poor: 25%Average: 61.8% Great: 80%

Above average average bench

The Apricorn SATAWire 256GB averaged 38.1% 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-64Thread Write Speed 20.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 15MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Apricorn SATAWire 256GB is 54.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Apricorn SATAWire 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 37.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 35MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.1 Read 37.4 42.9
21.1 Write 36.2 43.1
24.4 Mixed 35 43.1
26.3 SusWrite 38.3 43
50.2% 36.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.02 4K Read 9.73 14.4
0.35 4K Write 15 20
0.38 4K Mixed 7.09 16.3
788% 10.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 DQ Read 12.6 15.1
18.8 DQ Write 20.8 23.1
4.31 DQ Mixed 8.74 16.7
1,053% 14.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 42 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 42.8
Write 43
Mixed 42.2
SusWrite 42.9
59% 42.7 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 20
4K Mixed 16.3
1,288% 16.9 MB/s
DQ Read 15
DQ Write 20
DQ Mixed 16.7
1,304% 17.2 MB/s
5GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 39.8
Write 40.2
Mixed 39.2
SusWrite 43
56% 40.5 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 19.9
4K Mixed 16
1,274% 16.8 MB/s
DQ Read 15.1
DQ Write 20.2
DQ Mixed 16
1,287% 17.1 MB/s
213GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 42.1
Write 41.5
Mixed 34.4
50% 39.4 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 19.5
4K Mixed 4.63
862% 11.7 MB/s
DQ Read 11.8
DQ Write 19.8
DQ Mixed 4.6
873% 12.1 MB/s
154GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 40 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 37.8
Write 38
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 39.1
52% 38.1 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 19.1
4K Mixed 10.1
1,032% 13.3 MB/s
DQ Read 11.5
DQ Write 22.7
DQ Mixed 11
1,189% 15.1 MB/s
135GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 38
Write 38.7
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 39.7
53% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 18.8
4K Mixed 9.7
1,010% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 11.6
DQ Write 22.8
DQ Mixed 11.2
1,200% 15.2 MB/s
154GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 39 39 40 40 MB/s
Read 38.7
Write 38.5
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 39
52% 38.2 MB/s
4K Read 10.4
4K Write 18.1
4K Mixed 10
994% 12.8 MB/s
DQ Read 11.4
DQ Write 22.2
DQ Mixed 10.9
1,168% 14.8 MB/s
104GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 38
Write 37.1
Mixed 37.2
48% 37.4 MB/s
4K Read 12.4
4K Write 17.5
4K Mixed 9.49
962% 13.1 MB/s
DQ Read 14
DQ Write 18.8
DQ Mixed 9.5
1,013% 14.1 MB/s
19GB free, PID 0040
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 26 26 26 26 26 MB/s
Read 31
Write 26.5
Mixed 28
SusWrite 26.3
38% 28 MB/s
4K Read 7.6
4K Write 7.7
4K Mixed 7
528% 7.43 MB/s
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