Average Bench: 30.3% (89th of 639)

Based on 6,023 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID a200 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 12%Average: 30.3% Great: 45%

Poor average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB averaged 69.6% 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 1.58MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 69.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB is 32.8%. 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. Sequential Read Speed 70.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,023 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.3 Read 70.3 109
20.3 Write 69.8 107
14.6 Mixed 28.8 37.3
19.8 SusWrite 69.7 110
79.3% 59.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.43 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.58 1.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
74% 0.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
796GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 103 103 103 101 MB/s
Read 103
Write 100
Mixed 36.6
SusWrite 102
113% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
90% 1.03 MB/s
182GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 102 102 102 102 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 95.7
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 102
109% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 0.97 MB/s
545GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 94 94 94 94 93 MB/s
Read 84.5
Write 84
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 93.9
99% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
236GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 76 76 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 78.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 75.9
88% 66.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.9 MB/s
95GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 61 60 61 61 60 MB/s
Read 82.3
Write 50.7
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 60.4
62% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.83 MB/s
364GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 36 36 37 38 38 MB/s
Read 37.8
Write 35.7
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 36.5
45% 33.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.93 MB/s
845GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 26 26 26 26 MB/s
Read 32.3
Write 25.8
Mixed 20.3
SusWrite 25.6
34% 26 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 0.97 MB/s
222GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 37 38 39 37 36 MB/s
Read 23.5
Write 27
Mixed 15.7
SusWrite 36.5
36% 25.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
46% 0.57 MB/s
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