Average Bench: 18.7% (226th of 639)

Based on 2,164 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 0bc2 PID 5021, VID 0bc2 PID 5031 Model: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex
Poor: 11%Average: 18.7% Great: 30%

Terrible average bench

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB averaged 81.3% 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 Random Write Speed 0.98MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 42.7MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB is just 19.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 43MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,164 samples)
Min Avg Max
24 Read 43 76.7
11.8 Write 37.2 70.2
15.8 Mixed 27 39.7
19.1 SusWrite 42.7 74.7
50.1% 37.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.46 0.6
0.5 4K Write 0.98 1.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.62 0.8
56.2% 0.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
63GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 72 71 72 59 74 MB/s
Read 61
Write 53.3
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 70
74% 55.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
49% 0.6 MB/s
189GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 58 58 58 58 59 MB/s
Read 57.5
Write 49.3
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 57.9
66% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
36% 0.47 MB/s
353GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 36.2
Write 37.7
Mixed 26.8
SusWrite 38.8
48% 34.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
70% 0.8 MB/s
95GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 40 39 38 39 MB/s
Read 35.7
Write 38.3
Mixed 26
SusWrite 38.6
47% 34.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
56% 0.67 MB/s
416GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 39 41 39 41 MB/s
Read 38.7
Write 36.5
Mixed 27.2
SusWrite 39.9
48% 35.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
43% 0.57 MB/s
194GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 35 35 35 35 35 MB/s
Read 37.3
Write 34.7
Mixed 25.5
SusWrite 35.3
45% 33.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
50% 0.63 MB/s
105GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 34 35 34 33 32 MB/s
Read 35
Write 33
Mixed 22.8
SusWrite 33.6
42% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
52% 0.6 MB/s
27GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 36 38 38 39 38 MB/s
Read 36
Write 34.3
Mixed 27.3
SusWrite 36.9
46% 33.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
46% 0.6 MB/s
170GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 26 26 25 26 26 MB/s
Read 29.2
Write 23
Mixed 20.6
SusWrite 25.7
33% 24.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
70% 0.83 MB/s
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