Average Bench: 18.4% (230th of 639)

Based on 15 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 13fd PID 1e40 Model: Initio INIC-1610P
Poor: 10%Average: 18.4% Great: 21%

Terrible average bench

The Initio INIC-1610P 250GB averaged 81.5% 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-64Thread Write Speed 14.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 7.68MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Initio INIC-1610P 250GB is just 11.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Initio INIC-1610P 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.12MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 32.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15 samples)
Min Avg Max
7 Read 32.4 40.9
8.3 Write 30.4 40.7
4.46 Mixed 22.9 38.2
38 SusWrite 38.5 39
42.3% 31 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.06 4K Read 1.12 10.4
0.09 4K Write 2.02 12.7
0.08 4K Mixed 0.89 7.61
103% 1.35 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.9 DQ Read 11.9 11.9
14.6 DQ Write 14.6 14.6
7.68 DQ Mixed 7.68 7.68
803% 11.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free, PID 1e40
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 39 38 39 38 MB/s
Read 38
Write 38
Mixed 30.3
SusWrite 38.2
49% 36.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
115% 1.33 MB/s
97GB free, PID 1e40
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 37.3
Write 38.2
Mixed 38.2
49% 37.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.3
65% 0.84 MB/s
30GB free, PID 1e40
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 39 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 39
Write 28.5
Mixed 30
SusWrite 38
45% 33.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
74% 0.93 MB/s
226GB free, PID 1e40
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 39.1
Write 39.7
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 39
51% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
74% 0.93 MB/s
15GB free, PID 1e40
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 38 39 40 39 39 MB/s
Read 37.1
Write 35.7
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 39
47% 34.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
57% 0.73 MB/s
107GB free, PID 1e40
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 41 41 41 40 39 MB/s
Read 7
Write 8.3
Mixed 7
SusWrite 38.4
23% 15.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
14% 0.2 MB/s
55GB free, PID 1e40
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 31.2
Write 16.3
Mixed 26.2
30% 24.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.07
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.07
3% 0.05 MB/s
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