Average Bench: 30.6% (93rd of 639)

Based on 1,970 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID 0212 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 12%Average: 30.6% Great: 44%

Poor average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB averaged 69.3% 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 1.63MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 70.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB is 31.9%. 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 0.45MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 70.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,970 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.3 Read 70.1 107
22.3 Write 70.1 107
16.3 Mixed 29.3 37.2
19.7 SusWrite 70.5 109
80% 60 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.45 0.5
0.54 4K Write 1.63 1.9
0.34 4K Mixed 0.55 0.7
75.6% 0.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
696GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 105 105 104 105 MB/s
Read 97.8
Write 76.7
Mixed 33.4
SusWrite 104
102% 78 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
80% 0.93 MB/s
894GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 101 101 101 102 101 MB/s
Read 96.1
Write 98.3
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 101
111% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
70% 0.83 MB/s
514GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 95 95 95 94 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 91.8
Mixed 35
SusWrite 94.9
104% 78.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
83% 0.93 MB/s
604GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 85 85 84 87 85 MB/s
Read 76.4
Write 87.7
Mixed 33.2
SusWrite 85
96% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
77% 0.9 MB/s
85GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 81 88 75 56 MB/s
Read 83.4
Write 83.3
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 75
90% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
186GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 93 92 93 92 93 MB/s
Read 60.1
Write 63.6
Mixed 29.1
SusWrite 91.8
84% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
70% 0.8 MB/s
884GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 26 26 26 25 25 MB/s
Read 55.7
Write 25.2
Mixed 20
SusWrite 25.6
38% 31.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.7
45% 0.77 MB/s
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