Average Bench: 17% (269th of 639)

Based on 4,171 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 3300 Model: Seagate Desktop
Poor: 11%Average: 17% Great: 21%

Terrible average bench

The Seagate Desktop 1TB averaged 83.0% 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 1.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.88MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Desktop 1TB is just 10.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Desktop 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.77MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 34.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,171 samples)
Min Avg Max
17 Read 34.4 41.3
19.2 Write 33.7 41.7
15.8 Mixed 26 32
15.2 SusWrite 34 42.6
43.4% 32 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.77 0.9
0.4 4K Write 1.42 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.88 1.1
81.2% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
211GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 38
Write 38
Mixed 28
SusWrite 42.2
50% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
102% 1.23 MB/s
80GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 43 42 MB/s
Read 39.2
Write 40.4
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 42.1
52% 37.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
78% 1.03 MB/s
193GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 41.4
Write 42.4
Mixed 31.7
SusWrite 42.9
54% 39.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
68% 0.9 MB/s
264GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 41 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 37.9
Write 32.5
Mixed 26.6
SusWrite 40.8
46% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
74% 0.97 MB/s
430GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 38 38 37 37 MB/s
Read 34.9
Write 32.5
Mixed 25.9
SusWrite 37.9
44% 32.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
74% 0.97 MB/s
171GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 30 30 30 30 31 MB/s
Read 31.6
Write 28.8
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 30.4
39% 28.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
98% 1.17 MB/s
371GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 42 43 42 43 42 MB/s
Read 12.7
Write 22.2
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 41.5
36% 24.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
78% 1 MB/s
750GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 16 16 16 16 16 MB/s
Read 34
Write 32.4
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 15.9
35% 26.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
102% 1.23 MB/s
448GB free, PID 3300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.9 14 15 18 6.6 10 MB/s
Read 9.4
Write 10
Mixed 7.9
SusWrite 12.1
14% 9.85 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
21% 0.27 MB/s
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