Average Bench: 31% (85th of 639)

Based on 1,761 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 50a1 Model: Seagate FA GoFlex Desk
Poor: 11%Average: 31% Great: 48%

Poor average bench

The Seagate FA GoFlex Desk 2TB averaged 68.9% 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 81.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 80.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate FA GoFlex Desk 2TB is 37.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate FA GoFlex Desk 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,761 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.7 Read 80.5 130
24.1 Write 81.9 133
15.2 Mixed 32.2 66.3
23.9 SusWrite 80.5 130
91.6% 68.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.7 0.8
0.4 4K Write 0.54 1.6
0.4 4K Mixed 0.49 1
37.6% 0.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 50a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 137 138 136 139 133 MB/s
Read 122
Write 146
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 136
148% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
30% 0.53 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 50a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 112 111 110 113 112 MB/s
Read 128
Write 122
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 112
129% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
33% 0.53 MB/s
581GB free, PID 50a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 124 125 124 123 120 MB/s
Read 98
Write 93
Mixed 31
SusWrite 124
116% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
30% 0.53 MB/s
838GB free, PID 50a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 98 107 105 102 110 MB/s
Read 109
Write 109
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 103
132% 98 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
64% 0.83 MB/s
581GB free, PID 50a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 124 123 125 119 127 MB/s
Read 92
Write 97.3
Mixed 31
SusWrite 124
117% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
30% 0.53 MB/s
813GB free, PID 50a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 116 125 118 115 117 MB/s
Read 95
Write 82.4
Mixed 28.9
SusWrite 119
108% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
30% 0.5 MB/s
1TB free, PID 50a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 112 116 102 112 115 MB/s
Read 104
Write 110
Mixed 26
SusWrite 111
116% 87.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
30% 0.5 MB/s
644GB free, PID 50a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 72 74 55 77 74 MB/s
Read 91.4
Write 98.5
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 71.8
96% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
30% 0.5 MB/s
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