Average Bench: 18.8% (224th of 639)

Based on 1,968 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 0bc2 PID 5021, VID 0bc2 PID 5031 Model: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex
Poor: 11%Average: 18.8% Great: 30%

Terrible average bench

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB averaged 81.2% 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 0.99MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 42.9MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB is just 19.2%. 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 43.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,968 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.8 Read 43.3 76.6
11.5 Write 37.3 70.2
15.3 Mixed 27.2 40.1
18.7 SusWrite 42.9 74.5
50.3% 37.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.46 0.6
0.5 4K Write 0.99 1.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.62 0.79
56.4% 0.69 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
358GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 99 102 98 97 98 MB/s
Read 104
Write 100
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 98.8
120% 89.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
46% 0.63 MB/s
75GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 82 82 81 82 82 MB/s
Read 97
Write 66.5
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 80.1
96% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
90% 1.03 MB/s
283GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 64 65 65 63 66 MB/s
Read 69
Write 60
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 64.4
76% 57.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
56% 0.67 MB/s
417GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 39 38 39 39 38 MB/s
Read 37.2
Write 37.4
Mixed 27.7
SusWrite 38.1
48% 35.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
70% 0.8 MB/s
115GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 40 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 32.7
Mixed 25.7
SusWrite 39
45% 33.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
63% 0.77 MB/s
54GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 40 39 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 36.4
Write 37.5
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 39.6
47% 34.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
52% 0.63 MB/s
102GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 28 29 28 25 MB/s
Read 31.2
Write 24
Mixed 22.7
SusWrite 27.7
35% 26.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
53% 0.7 MB/s
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