Average Bench: 40.1% (44th of 639)

Based on 60 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 4791 PID 1026 Model: G-DRIVE mobile
Poor: 15%Average: 40.1% Great: 63%

Below average average bench

The G-DRIVE mobile 4TB averaged 59.8% 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 10.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.14MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the G-DRIVE mobile 4TB is 47.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the G-DRIVE mobile 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.95MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 60 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.6 Read 96 129
23.8 Write 84.1 112
21.7 Mixed 60.6 83.4
23.1 SusWrite 88 117
109% 82.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 0.95 1.41
0.5 4K Write 2.14 6.6
0.07 4K Mixed 0.32 0.8
87.3% 1.14 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 DQ Read 0.4 0.4
10.4 DQ Write 10.4 10.4
0.6 DQ Mixed 0.6 0.6
376% 3.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free, PID 1026
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 113 113 113 113 113 MB/s
Read 118
Write 102
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 113
133% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 8
4K Mixed 0.8
304% 3.4 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 1026
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 114 112 114 112 112 MB/s
Read 126
Write 112
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 113
141% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 0.7
251% 2.7 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 1026
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 116 112 116 117 114 MB/s
Read 126
Write 108
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 114
139% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.3
66% 1.03 MB/s
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