Average Bench: 38.1% (48th of 639)

Based on 12,078 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID 0900 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 15%Average: 38.1% Great: 52%

Poor average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB averaged 61.9% 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. Sequential Write Speed 99.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.47MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB is 37.3%. 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 1.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 21.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,078 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.2 Read 99.7 144
24.2 Write 99.4 146
13.5 Mixed 21.9 36.6
22 SusWrite 86.3 136
100% 76.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.1 1.5
0.4 4K Write 1.47 5.93
0.2 4K Mixed 0.44 0.7
69.1% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
336GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 113 113 113 109 109 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 90.8
Mixed 39.8
SusWrite 111
112% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.6
212% 2.4 MB/s
407GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 137 138 135 136 136 MB/s
Read 150
Write 149
Mixed 21.1
SusWrite 137
148% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
49% 0.87 MB/s
578GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 122 121 122 123 126 MB/s
Read 142
Write 152
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 122
142% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.8 MB/s
154GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 90 91 91 90 90 MB/s
Read 142
Write 139
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 89.3
124% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.8 MB/s
690GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 41.2
Write 42.1
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 41.6
52% 38.2 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
188% 2.77 MB/s
44GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 36 38 37 37 36 MB/s
Read 50.2
Write 38.1
Mixed 15.1
SusWrite 36.4
44% 35 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
43% 1.4 MB/s
727GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 13 14 15 12 12 MB/s
Read 52.6
Write 8.2
Mixed 8.9
SusWrite 12.7
21% 20.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
4% 0.33 MB/s
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