Average Bench: 27.9% (122nd of 639)

Based on 12,294 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 04e8 PID 61b6 Model: Samsung M3 Portable
Poor: 12%Average: 27.9% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The Samsung M3 Portable 1TB averaged 72.0% 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 1.77MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 60.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung M3 Portable 1TB is 31.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung M3 Portable 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.47MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 62.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,294 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.4 Read 62.7 106
16 Write 46.7 76
16.8 Mixed 39.6 58.5
15.4 SusWrite 60.9 106
69.6% 52.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.47 0.6
0.7 4K Write 1.77 2.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.76 0.9
87.6% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
883GB free, PID 61b6
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 105 105 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 107
Write 73.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 104
113% 86.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
104% 1.17 MB/s
450GB free, PID 61b6
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 84 84 79 84 84 MB/s
Read 84.1
Write 60.5
Mixed 51.1
SusWrite 82.1
92% 69.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
111% 1.23 MB/s
75GB free, PID 61b6
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 69 70 69 70 MB/s
Read 65
Write 48.5
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 69
75% 56.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
84% 0.97 MB/s
776GB free, PID 61b6
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 71 71 72 71 70 MB/s
Read 53
Write 34.5
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 71.2
65% 48.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
70% 0.8 MB/s
482GB free, PID 61b6
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 42 41 MB/s
Read 41.5
Write 40.3
Mixed 34.9
SusWrite 41.8
54% 39.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
107% 1.2 MB/s
743GB free, PID 61b6
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 40 40 41 40 MB/s
Read 39.6
Write 38.4
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 40.3
51% 37.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
84% 0.97 MB/s
86GB free, PID 61b6
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 27.5
Mixed 26
SusWrite 28
38% 28.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 1.1 MB/s
729GB free, PID 61b6
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 27 27 27 27 MB/s
Read 30.8
Write 24.2
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 27
35% 26.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 1.1 MB/s
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