Average Bench: 23.4% (175th of 639)

Based on 95 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 04e8 PID 60a3 Model: Samsung S2 Portable 3
Poor: 13%Average: 23.4% Great: 39%

Very poor average bench

The Samsung S2 Portable 3 500GB averaged 76.6% 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 1.53MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 51.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung S2 Portable 3 500GB is 25.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Samsung S2 Portable 3 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.41MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 49.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 95 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.2 Read 49.9 94.6
6.7 Write 45.6 94.5
14.4 Mixed 39.3 74.4
9.7 SusWrite 51.3 110
63% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.21 4K Read 0.41 0.53
0.47 4K Write 1.53 2.23
0.19 4K Mixed 0.44 0.8
68.5% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free, PID 60a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 89 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 22
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 86.3
76% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
114% 1.27 MB/s
70GB free, PID 60a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 81 83 84 83 83 MB/s
Read 82.6
Write 57.8
Mixed 48.9
SusWrite 82.5
90% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.9 MB/s
162GB free, PID 60a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 43 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 42
Write 40.7
Mixed 34.7
SusWrite 42.5
54% 40 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
104% 1.17 MB/s
153GB free, PID 60a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 40 42 42 43 43 MB/s
Read 41.3
Write 33.7
Mixed 33
SusWrite 42
51% 37.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
76% 0.83 MB/s
48GB free, PID 60a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.3 39 40 40 41 39 MB/s
Read 35.5
Write 7
Mixed 8.8
SusWrite 34.2
26% 21.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
73% 0.87 MB/s
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