Average Bench: 44.1% (33rd of 639)

Based on 190 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0411 PID 0257 Model: BUFFALO External HDD
Poor: 15%Average: 44.1% Great: 72%

Below average average bench

The BUFFALO External HDD 3TB averaged 55.9% 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 1.89MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 102MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the BUFFALO External HDD 3TB is 56.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the BUFFALO External HDD 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 190 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.8 Read 110 188
24.2 Write 102 183
11.6 Mixed 62.4 135
18.6 SusWrite 97 185
123% 92.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.84 1.1
1.18 4K Write 1.89 2.4
0.17 4K Mixed 0.49 1
83.9% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
350GB free, PID 0257
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 166 163 164 165 166 MB/s
Read 158
Write 149
Mixed 40
SusWrite 164
168% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 1.3 MB/s
936GB free, PID 0257
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 141 136 137 141 135 MB/s
Read 172
Write 181
Mixed 38
SusWrite 137
172% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
92% 1.2 MB/s
980GB free, PID 0257
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 145 146 146 147 147 MB/s
Read 164
Write 125
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 145
168% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
88% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 0257
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 65 56 72 89 84 MB/s
Read 160
Write 53
Mixed 40
SusWrite 74.9
94% 82.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
92% 1.23 MB/s
760GB free, PID 0257
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 31 32 32 32 32 MB/s
Read 32.5
Write 29.5
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 31.6
41% 30.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
88% 1.07 MB/s
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