Average Bench: 38.5% (48th of 639)

Based on 2,611 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID 0900 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 12%Average: 38.5% Great: 53%

Poor average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB averaged 61.5% 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 1.72MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 95.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB is 40.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.08MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 22.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,611 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.7 Read 98.2 146
22.8 Write 95.4 146
12.8 Mixed 22.2 38.9
22.6 SusWrite 85.8 136
98% 75.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.08 1.5
0.4 4K Write 1.72 6.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.44 0.6
77.6% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
388GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 109 110 110 103 110 MB/s
Read 88
Write 85.7
Mixed 40
SusWrite 108
108% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6
4K Mixed 0.6
228% 2.57 MB/s
858GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 129 130 129 129 MB/s
Read 143
Write 141
Mixed 20.2
SusWrite 129
140% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
46% 0.87 MB/s
122GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 133 118 119 106 109 MB/s
Read 142
Write 144
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 119
137% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
38% 0.73 MB/s
561GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 108 119 120 119 120 MB/s
Read 142
Write 145
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 116
136% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
39% 0.77 MB/s
257GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 108 110 110 94 89 MB/s
Read 134
Write 118
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 104
120% 94 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
32% 0.73 MB/s
532GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 85 100 101 97 99 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 98
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 92.5
105% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
83% 0.93 MB/s
231GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 30 30 30 31 31 MB/s
Read 31.3
Write 29.7
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 30.5
38% 28.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.4
182% 1.93 MB/s
887GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 39 38 39 39 MB/s
Read 36.9
Write 36.5
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 38.3
46% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.4
86% 1.17 MB/s
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