Average Bench: 33.8% (64th of 639)

Based on 583 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 61b5 Model: Seagate M3 Portable
Poor: 13%Average: 33.8% Great: 53%

Poor average bench

The Seagate M3 Portable 2TB averaged 66.1% 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 2.88MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 77MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate M3 Portable 2TB is 40.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate M3 Portable 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.95MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 59.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 583 samples)
Min Avg Max
19.8 Read 59.3 116
21 Write 77 133
8.26 Mixed 50.1 96.4
15.3 SusWrite 73.5 126
90.5% 65 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.95 1.8
0.9 4K Write 2.88 5.09
0.16 4K Mixed 0.53 1
120% 1.46 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
787GB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 124 119 118 121 124 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 100
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 112
121% 89.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
106% 1.4 MB/s
1TB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 105 105 105 105 105 MB/s
Read 98.3
Write 74.7
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 105
109% 82.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
100% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 94 93 94 94 94 MB/s
Read 63.2
Write 100
Mixed 54
SusWrite 92.7
110% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.5
133% 1.6 MB/s
858GB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 94 96 96 96 97 MB/s
Read 85.8
Write 45
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 96.1
93% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
91% 1.07 MB/s
202GB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 67 67 63 65 61 MB/s
Read 29.2
Write 72
Mixed 20.2
SusWrite 64.3
68% 46.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.3
188% 1.9 MB/s
298GB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 63 62 63 65 63 MB/s
Read 38.1
Write 77.3
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 63.9
84% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.4
177% 2.03 MB/s
112GB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 37 38 45 42 37 MB/s
Read 61.3
Write 86.6
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 40.4
90% 64.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.3
85% 1.1 MB/s
2TB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 18 18 17 17 17 MB/s
Read 19.8
Write 19
Mixed 8.8
SusWrite 17.5
22% 16.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.5
119% 1.43 MB/s
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