Average Bench: 37.5% (50th of 639)

Based on 2,166 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID a202 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 15%Average: 37.5% Great: 53%

Poor average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 3TB averaged 62.4% 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 1.89MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 87.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 3TB is 38.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.49MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 86.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,166 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.3 Read 86.8 130
24.4 Write 87.4 128
20.3 Mixed 37.4 49.2
23.9 SusWrite 87.2 130
99.6% 74.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.49 0.6
1.2 4K Write 1.89 2.2
0.5 4K Mixed 0.69 0.8
89.8% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 123 124 123 124 126 MB/s
Read 121
Write 112
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 124
133% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
100% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 114 114 114 114 112 MB/s
Read 108
Write 106
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 113
123% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 1.1 MB/s
781GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 92 92 92 92 MB/s
Read 134
Write 137
Mixed 48
SusWrite 91.5
133% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
101% 1.17 MB/s
874GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 104 104 104 105 103 MB/s
Read 99.9
Write 99.5
Mixed 41.9
SusWrite 104
115% 86.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 1.1 MB/s
2TB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 71 81 83 81 69 MB/s
Read 79.3
Write 81.5
Mixed 32.8
SusWrite 77.9
90% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
86% 0.97 MB/s
1TB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 38.5
Write 41
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 41.1
51% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
97% 1.1 MB/s
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