Average Bench: 55.7% (18th of 639)

Based on 866 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID d011 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 16%Average: 55.7% Great: 82%

Average average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 5TB averaged 44.2% 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 2.19MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 5TB is 65.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 54.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 866 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.8 Read 134 202
25.8 Write 131 195
24.5 Mixed 54.8 80.6
20.1 SusWrite 127 197
148% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.1 4K Read 8.89 18
1.8 4K Write 2.19 2.5
0.27 4K Mixed 1.02 1.2
142% 4.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free, PID d011
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 184 181 183 185 181 MB/s
Read 218
Write 216
Mixed 72.6
SusWrite 182
225% 172 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
189% 7.17 MB/s
4.5TB free, PID d011
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 187 188 192 193 192 MB/s
Read 188
Write 182
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 188
204% 155 MB/s
4K Read 6.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
145% 3.47 MB/s
3TB free, PID d011
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 165 168 164 168 166 MB/s
Read 182
Write 170
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 166
192% 146 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
189% 7.17 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID d011
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 125 147 104 126 178 MB/s
Read 189
Write 187
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 137
190% 146 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
192% 7.17 MB/s
2TB free, PID d011
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 180 188 180 184 182 MB/s
Read 124
Write 132
Mixed 51.1
SusWrite 183
168% 122 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
124% 2.47 MB/s
404GB free, PID d011
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 121 121 122 115 99 MB/s
Read 138
Write 142
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 116
148% 113 MB/s
4K Read 9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
139% 4.03 MB/s
2TB free, PID d011
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 19 19 18 19 19 MB/s
Read 31.9
Write 28.7
Mixed 26.8
SusWrite 18.8
35% 26.5 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
121% 1.9 MB/s
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