Average Bench: 33.6% (68th of 639)

Based on 7,760 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID a202 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 14%Average: 33.6% Great: 51%

Poor average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB averaged 66.4% 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 1.52MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 82.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB is 37.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 26.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,760 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.6 Read 84.3 144
23.2 Write 82.4 144
17.1 Mixed 26.8 37.3
22.8 SusWrite 75.6 130
88.3% 67.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.8 1.4
0.45 4K Write 1.52 4.55
0.3 4K Mixed 0.52 0.7
72.3% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
313GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 110 108 111 110 110 MB/s
Read 142
Write 136
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 110
130% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
43% 0.87 MB/s
309GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 102 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 135
Write 107
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 101
114% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
39% 0.8 MB/s
309GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 101 102 99 101 101 MB/s
Read 135
Write 137
Mixed 20
SusWrite 101
126% 98.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
39% 0.77 MB/s
219GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 87 88 85 87 88 MB/s
Read 147
Write 132
Mixed 20
SusWrite 87.2
121% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
49% 0.87 MB/s
704GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 102 102 98 102 103 MB/s
Read 95.9
Write 96.6
Mixed 35.9
SusWrite 101
110% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.9 MB/s
476GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 94 94 95 94 94 MB/s
Read 84.3
Write 91.7
Mixed 34.7
SusWrite 94.2
103% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.93 MB/s
853GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 65 67 67 67 MB/s
Read 64.3
Write 61.7
Mixed 26
SusWrite 66.3
73% 54.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
59% 0.7 MB/s
459GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 25 25 25 24 MB/s
Read 31.6
Write 24.7
Mixed 15.1
SusWrite 24.2
31% 23.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
26% 0.4 MB/s
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