Average Bench: 29.5% (97th of 639)

Based on 3,994 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID a007 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 13%Average: 29.5% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB averaged 70.4% 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 1.54MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 68.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB is 31.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.44MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 68.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,994 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.8 Read 68.2 108
23.4 Write 68.5 107
15.2 Mixed 28.5 37.3
20 SusWrite 67.9 109
77.6% 58.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.44 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.54 1.9
0.4 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
72.9% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
46GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 112 112 111 112 MB/s
Read 108
Write 107
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 112
121% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
90% 1.03 MB/s
720GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 97 102 103 101 105 MB/s
Read 103
Write 96
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 101
111% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 0.97 MB/s
237GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 76 75 75 77 MB/s
Read 64
Write 62
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 75.3
75% 56.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
22% 0.33 MB/s
476GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 40 42 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 37.7
Write 38.7
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 40.6
47% 34.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
70% 0.8 MB/s
555GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 36 37 37 38 38 MB/s
Read 25.5
Write 37.2
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 37.1
43% 30.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
76% 0.87 MB/s
104GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 31 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 29.2
Write 29
Mixed 20.2
SusWrite 29.8
37% 27 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
70% 0.8 MB/s
742GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 24 24 24 23 23 MB/s
Read 32.6
Write 22.8
Mixed 19.1
SusWrite 23.9
32% 24.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.9 MB/s
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