Average Bench: 51.7% (18th of 639)

Based on 4,945 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 090c PID 1000 Model: Samsung Flash Drive
Poor: 10%Average: 51.7% Great: 84%

Average average bench

The Samsung Flash Drive 32GB averaged 48.2% 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 16.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 11.3MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Flash Drive 32GB is 73.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung Flash Drive 32GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 22.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 27.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,945 samples)
Min Avg Max
28 Read 143 215
10.2 Write 27.9 43.3
10 Mixed 47.6 86.5
13.2 SusWrite 22.3 27
62.9% 60.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.7 4K Read 9.25 15.5
0.11 4K Write 7.78 15
0.41 4K Mixed 6.63 12
524% 7.88 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.8 DQ Read 16 20.3
9.8 DQ Write 16.5 23.1
6.65 DQ Mixed 11.3 14.6
1,004% 14.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
27GB free, PID 1000, Samsung USB 3.1 32gb
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 26 26 24 26 25 MB/s
Read 212
Write 36
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 26
93% 89 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 11.8
4K Mixed 12
863% 12.7 MB/s
DQ Read 16.8
DQ Write 20.8
DQ Mixed 11.2
1,151% 16.3 MB/s
20GB free, PID 1000, Samsung Bar
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 26 24 26 24 26 MB/s
Read 210
Write 42.5
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 25.7
91% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 13.2
4K Write 11.9
4K Mixed 11.1
831% 12.1 MB/s
DQ Read 15.6
DQ Write 19.5
DQ Mixed 12.5
1,146% 15.9 MB/s
18GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 23 22 24 22 22 MB/s
Read 139
Write 35.8
Mixed 26
SusWrite 22.8
57% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 1.1
77% 2 MB/s
26GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 12 14 13 13 13 MB/s
Read 27.6
Write 18.9
Mixed 10.7
SusWrite 13.3
22% 17.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 4.8
390% 5.13 MB/s
30GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 15 15 14 16 15 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 35.8
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 15.3
41% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 1.5
100% 1.93 MB/s
30GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 16 18 20 18 18 MB/s
Read 37
Write 10.5
Mixed 12.5
SusWrite 18.4
23% 19.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
15% 1.37 MB/s
17GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 29 29 29 26 28 MB/s
Read 16.3
Write 6.2
Mixed 15.6
SusWrite 28.5
23% 16.6 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 1.2
53% 1.5 MB/s
6GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 8.1 7.5 0.2 3.6 10 MB/s
Read 32.5
Write 4
Mixed 16.7
SusWrite 6.7
16% 15 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.3
39% 1.3 MB/s
3GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5 4.2 4.6 3.5 16 16 MB/s
Read 30.8
Write 1.3
Mixed 1.8
SusWrite 8.1
10% 10.5 MB/s
4K Read 6.4
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 3.1
133% 3.2 MB/s
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