Average Bench: 8.22% (463rd of 639)

Based on 1,174 user benchmarks.  Device: VID null PID null Model: Generic Mass-Storage
Poor: 2%Average: 8.22% Great: 16%

Terrible average bench

The Generic Mass-Storage 16GB averaged 91.7% 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-64Thread Write Speed 11.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 10.9MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Generic Mass-Storage 16GB is just 13.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Generic Mass-Storage 16GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 14.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 8.88MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,174 samples)
Min Avg Max
5.2 Read 14.7 19.8
1.31 Write 8.88 17.7
2.5 Mixed 9.19 16
3.3 SusWrite 9.71 18.1
13.6% 10.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 3.64 6.4
0 4K Write 1.01 2.8
0 4K Mixed 1.57 3.69
101% 2.07 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.3 DQ Read 10.4 10.4
11.2 DQ Write 11.2 11.3
10.9 DQ Mixed 10.9 10.9
792% 10.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
11GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 12 11 11 10 10 MB/s
Read 20
Write 15.8
Mixed 14.3
SusWrite 10.8
20% 15.2 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 3.2
200% 3.5 MB/s
2GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.9 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5 MB/s
Read 5.3
Write 5
Mixed 5.3
SusWrite 5.1
7% 5.18 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 2.2
154% 2.37 MB/s
9GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.5 7.4 6.8 7.5 6.8 6.8 MB/s
Read 16.3
Write 7.8
Mixed 9.8
SusWrite 7.3
13% 10.3 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 2.2
128% 2.2 MB/s
14GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 11 11 12 11 12 MB/s
Read 18.2
Write 13.5
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 11.5
18% 14.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
67% 1.9 MB/s
11GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.9 8 7.9 7.3 8 8 MB/s
Read 10
Write 7.7
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 7.8
11% 8.5 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 1.7
96% 1.8 MB/s
14GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.4 9.4 10 8.5 10 10 MB/s
Read 14.7
Write 4.7
Mixed 5.2
SusWrite 9.3
10% 8.47 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 1
58% 1.17 MB/s
11GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.3 8 8.1 7.3 7.8 7.9 MB/s
Read 10.5
Write 7.7
Mixed 8.3
SusWrite 7.7
11% 8.55 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 1.6
84% 1.6 MB/s
3GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.2 11 11 11 11 9.7 MB/s
Read 15.2
Write 10
Mixed 5.3
SusWrite 10
13% 10.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
17% 1.5 MB/s
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