Average Bench: 26.7% (135th of 639)

Based on 2,017 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID a007 Model: Toshiba External USB 3.0
Poor: 11%Average: 26.7% Great: 43%

Very poor average bench

The Toshiba External USB 3.0 500GB averaged 73.2% 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 Random Write Speed 1.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 60.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Toshiba External USB 3.0 500GB is 31.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Toshiba External USB 3.0 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 61MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,017 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.5 Read 61 104
19.9 Write 59.8 103
12.4 Mixed 29.4 39.9
19.8 SusWrite 60.5 106
70.3% 52.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.46 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.5 1.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.58 0.7
72.4% 0.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
307GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 80 83 81 82 81 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 75.3
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 80.9
92% 69.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
92GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 68 68 68 68 68 MB/s
Read 51.8
Write 50.2
Mixed 34.4
SusWrite 67.7
70% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.93 MB/s
33GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 56 59 59 58 58 MB/s
Read 54.8
Write 56.5
Mixed 18.8
SusWrite 57.2
62% 46.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
59% 0.7 MB/s
16GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 28 28 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 33.8
Write 26.8
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 28.3
37% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.93 MB/s
32GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 27 27 27 27 MB/s
Read 28.8
Write 26.3
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 26.9
35% 25.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
176GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 25 25 25 25 25 MB/s
Read 29.2
Write 21.8
Mixed 21
SusWrite 24.8
32% 24.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.93 MB/s
433GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 18 20 23 23 22 MB/s
Read 19.7
Write 20.2
Mixed 14.5
SusWrite 20.8
26% 18.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
22% 0.33 MB/s
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