Average Bench: 46% (27th of 639)

Based on 791 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID a0a4 Model: Seagate Backup+ Desk
Poor: 12%Average: 46% Great: 72%

Below average average bench

The Seagate Backup+ Desk 3TB averaged 53.9% 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. Sustained Write Speed 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.63MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Backup+ Desk 3TB is 60.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Seagate Backup+ Desk 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.76MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 791 samples)
Min Avg Max
25 Read 114 190
12.2 Write 93.3 159
20 Mixed 62 88.4
18.3 SusWrite 112 189
126% 95.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.76 1
0.9 4K Write 1.63 6.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
83.3% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
391GB free, PID a0a4
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 172 178 172 180 175 MB/s
Read 151
Write 127
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 176
181% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
71% 0.97 MB/s
567GB free, PID a0a4
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 144 141 138 148 150 MB/s
Read 154
Write 124
Mixed 80
SusWrite 146
166% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
63% 0.8 MB/s
854GB free, PID a0a4
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 38 40 40 39 40 MB/s
Read 38
Write 32.5
Mixed 29
SusWrite 39.3
47% 34.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
78% 1.03 MB/s
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