Average Bench: 29.1% (106th of 639)

Based on 516 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID a100 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 13%Average: 29.1% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB averaged 70.9% 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 1.51MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB is 31.6%. 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 0.43MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 516 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.9 Read 67.4 108
22 Write 66.3 106
14.2 Mixed 36.3 80.9
21.9 SusWrite 68 110
79.8% 59.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.43 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.51 1.9
0.15 4K Mixed 0.4 0.7
66.5% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free, PID a100
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 110 110 109 110 MB/s
Read 110
Write 112
Mixed 38
SusWrite 109
122% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
87% 1 MB/s
197GB free, PID a100
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 91 90 91 91 91 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 90.8
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 91.1
102% 76.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
86% 0.97 MB/s
325GB free, PID a100
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 84 85 85 85 83 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 78
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 84.1
88% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.4 MB/s
325GB free, PID a100
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 84 85 83 84 MB/s
Read 79.3
Write 82.5
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 83.7
89% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
47GB free, PID a100
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 37.2
Write 37.7
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 38.1
46% 34.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 0.97 MB/s
47GB free, PID a100
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 29 31 29 36 36 MB/s
Read 40
Write 38.2
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 30.4
44% 33.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
77% 0.9 MB/s
36GB free, PID a100
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 28 29 29 28 MB/s
Read 28.7
Write 29
Mixed 19.5
SusWrite 28.6
36% 26.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.87 MB/s
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