Average Bench: 16.3% (280th of 639)

Based on 1,987 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 3300 Model: Seagate Desktop
Poor: 11%Average: 16.3% Great: 21%

Terrible average bench

The Seagate Desktop 1TB averaged 83.6% 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 1.34MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.7MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop 1TB is just 9.53%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop 1TB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 34MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,987 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.1 Read 34 41.5
20.4 Write 32.9 42.1
11.2 Mixed 24.2 35.9
12.3 SusWrite 32.3 42.6
41.6% 30.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.7 0.9
0.38 4K Write 1.34 1.9
0.19 4K Mixed 0.7 1
72.1% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
510GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 35 36 35 35 34 MB/s
Read 33.7
Write 35.5
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 35
45% 32.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1.1
95% 1.2 MB/s
31GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 30 30 31 31 31 MB/s
Read 29.2
Write 29.7
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 30.3
39% 28.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
94% 1.13 MB/s
348GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 30 30 31 30 30 MB/s
Read 29
Write 21.1
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 30.4
34% 25.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
88% 1.1 MB/s
360GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 15
Write 21.2
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 41.5
35% 23.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
81% 1.03 MB/s
735GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 28 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 31
Write 27
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 28.7
37% 27.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1
88% 1.1 MB/s
98GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 24 24 25 25 25 MB/s
Read 26.6
Write 23.6
Mixed 19.7
SusWrite 24
31% 23.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
94% 1.13 MB/s
217GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 21 21 21 21 MB/s
Read 30.9
Write 25.3
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 21
32% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
81% 1 MB/s
375GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 14 14 14 14 14 MB/s
Read 35
Write 32
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 14.4
35% 26.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
78% 1 MB/s
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