Average Bench: 31.1% (90th of 639)

Based on 2,527 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID a200 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 13%Average: 31.1% Great: 44%

Poor average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB averaged 68.9% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.42MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 73.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB is 30.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.43MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 29.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,527 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.2 Read 72.9 107
20.1 Write 72.3 106
8.66 Mixed 29.1 37.2
20.5 SusWrite 73.6 108
82.4% 61.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.43 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.42 1.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.51 0.7
67.1% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 109 108 110 110 109 MB/s
Read 40.6
Write 43.5
Mixed 16.9
SusWrite 109
75% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
73% 0.87 MB/s
353GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 69 69 69 69 MB/s
Read 67.9
Write 71.9
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 69.1
81% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
73% 0.83 MB/s
626GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 37 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 51.4
Write 28
Mixed 21.6
SusWrite 37.4
44% 34.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
44% 0.67 MB/s
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