Average Bench: 24.5% (169th of 639)

Based on 541 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0411 PID 01de Model: BUFFALO HD-PCTU3
Poor: 11%Average: 24.5% Great: 41%

Very poor average bench

The BUFFALO HD-PCTU3 500GB averaged 75.5% 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 22.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 18.1MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the BUFFALO HD-PCTU3 500GB is 29.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the BUFFALO HD-PCTU3 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.51MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 55.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 541 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.9 Read 55.4 97.3
15.7 Write 50.5 94.7
9.85 Mixed 37.4 71.5
18.1 SusWrite 54 96.4
66.2% 49.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.24 4K Read 0.51 0.52
0.4 4K Write 1.47 2.2
0.15 4K Mixed 0.53 0.8
69.9% 0.83 MB/s
Min Avg Max
9.9 DQ Read 16.8 23.8
15.5 DQ Write 22.1 28.8
10.6 DQ Mixed 18.1 25.6
1,432% 19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
9GB free, PID 01de
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 85 71 79 91 95 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 67
Mixed 53.2
SusWrite 85.8
98% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
84% 0.97 MB/s
53GB free, PID 01de
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 52 52 52 50 38 MB/s
Read 67.5
Write 46.6
Mixed 20
SusWrite 49.6
58% 45.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
56% 0.63 MB/s
5GB free, PID 01de
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 39.4
Write 38.2
Mixed 33.1
SusWrite 40.1
51% 37.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
50% 0.63 MB/s
403GB free, PID 01de
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 20 19 19 19 19 MB/s
Read 33.1
Write 32.6
Mixed 23.8
SusWrite 19.2
36% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.93 MB/s
403GB free, PID 01de
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 20 20 20 20 20 MB/s
Read 32.8
Write 33.9
Mixed 22.4
SusWrite 20
36% 27.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.93 MB/s
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