Average Bench: 18.5% (237th of 639)

Based on 3,702 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 0bc2 PID 5021, VID 0bc2 PID 5031 Model: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex
Poor: 10%Average: 18.5% Great: 31%

Terrible average bench

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB averaged 81.4% 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. 4K Random Write Speed 0.99MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 42.6MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB is 20.7%. 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 0.45MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 42MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,702 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.3 Read 42 76.5
12 Write 37.3 70.8
14 Mixed 26.8 39.9
17.9 SusWrite 42.6 74.9
49.9% 37.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.45 0.6
0.4 4K Write 0.99 1.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.61 0.8
55.9% 0.68 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
279GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 65 67 55 66 67 MB/s
Read 75
Write 66.2
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 64.3
80% 61 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
73% 0.87 MB/s
134GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 66 65 66 66 66 MB/s
Read 62
Write 56.6
Mixed 37.6
SusWrite 65.4
74% 55.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
63% 0.73 MB/s
261GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 55 55 54 55 MB/s
Read 58.7
Write 56
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 54.3
68% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
50% 0.63 MB/s
261GB free, PID 5031
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 55 55 56 55 55 MB/s
Read 57.6
Write 57.6
Mixed 35.9
SusWrite 55
69% 51.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
50% 0.63 MB/s
394GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 37 37 37 36 37 MB/s
Read 35
Write 10.7
Mixed 17.4
SusWrite 36.6
32% 24.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
42% 0.53 MB/s
172GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 19 19 19 20 20 MB/s
Read 32.5
Write 31.5
Mixed 23.5
SusWrite 19.2
35% 26.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
49% 0.6 MB/s
422GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 14 14 14 14 14 MB/s
Read 36.3
Write 12.7
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 14.1
23% 19.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
15% 0.27 MB/s
439GB free (System drive), PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 6.9 4.3 11 16 18 MB/s
Read 8.3
Write 1.5
Mixed 8.3
SusWrite 11.8
10% 7.48 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
15% 0.23 MB/s
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