Average Bench: 156% (1st of 639)

Based on 138 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0411 PID 0235 Model: BUFFALO HD-GDU3
Poor: 35%Average: 156% Great: 219%

Outstanding average bench

The BUFFALO HD-GDU3 2TB averaged 55.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the BUFFALO HD-GDU3 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 33.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 24.9MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the BUFFALO HD-GDU3 2TB is 184%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the BUFFALO HD-GDU3 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 68.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 185MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 138 samples)
Min Avg Max
30 Read 185 320
29 Write 286 405
22.6 Mixed 195 354
15.6 SusWrite 68.1 190
251% 183 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.45 4K Read 22.6 32.5
6.32 4K Write 24.9 48.4
2.75 4K Mixed 14.9 25.1
1,435% 20.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.7 DQ Read 25.7 38.7
19.6 DQ Write 33.9 65.6
4.9 DQ Mixed 13.7 26.2
1,711% 24.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
113GB free, PID 0235
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 100 101 102 101 101 MB/s
Read 311
Write 376
Mixed 342
SusWrite 109
384% 284 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 26
4K Mixed 19.2
1,635% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 21.4
DQ Write 37.7
DQ Mixed 3.9
1,494% 21 MB/s
869GB free, PID 0235
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 0.9 0.8 146 159 159 MB/s
Read 312
Write 392
Mixed 345
SusWrite 94.1
386% 286 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 25.8
4K Mixed 14.5
1,462% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 25.7
DQ Write 38.4
DQ Mixed 3.8
1,531% 22.6 MB/s
50GB free, PID 0235
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 0.8 90 96 97 96 MB/s
Read 328
Write 386
Mixed 356
SusWrite 79.9
384% 287 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 25.6
4K Mixed 20.7
1,669% 23.9 MB/s
DQ Read 23.2
DQ Write 27.6
DQ Mixed 4.3
1,171% 18.4 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 0235
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 0.6 0.8 133 199 203 MB/s
Read 284
Write 331
Mixed 302
SusWrite 106
344% 256 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 24.4
4K Mixed 22.7
1,690% 23.6 MB/s
DQ Read 23.9
DQ Write 38
DQ Mixed 11.3
1,766% 24.4 MB/s
683GB free, PID 0235
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 1.3 1.2 41 177 180 MB/s
Read 238
Write 259
Mixed 292
SusWrite 83
294% 218 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 25.2
4K Mixed 23
1,727% 23.9 MB/s
DQ Read 25.3
DQ Write 37.8
DQ Mixed 8.7
1,675% 23.9 MB/s
483GB free, PID 0235
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 0.9 1 0.9 1 8.5 MB/s
Read 303
Write 376
Mixed 336
SusWrite 18.1
344% 258 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 25.4
4K Mixed 24
1,773% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 23.9
DQ Write 37.7
DQ Mixed 13
1,813% 24.9 MB/s
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