Average Bench: 33.8% (65th of 639)

Based on 2,485 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 04e8 PID 61b5 Model: Samsung M3 Portable
Poor: 15%Average: 33.8% Great: 52%

Poor average bench

The Samsung M3 Portable 2TB averaged 66.2% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 89.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 76.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung M3 Portable 2TB is 37.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung M3 Portable 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 71.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,485 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.5 Read 71.4 117
22.3 Write 59.5 92.5
22.4 Mixed 46.2 66.5
21 SusWrite 71.4 118
83.1% 62.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.62 0.7
1.3 4K Write 2.5 4.2
0.7 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
120% 1.36 MB/s
Min Avg Max
139 DQ Read 139 139
76.8 DQ Write 76.8 76.8
89.8 DQ Mixed 89.8 89.8
6,182% 102 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 122 122 122 122 122 MB/s
Read 119
Write 91.8
Mixed 67.9
SusWrite 121
133% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 1.1
186% 2 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 106 106 106 106 106 MB/s
Read 97.2
Write 81
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 105
113% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 1
169% 1.83 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 114 114 114 114 114 MB/s
Read 120
Write 92.5
Mixed 66
SusWrite 113
129% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
108% 1.27 MB/s
639GB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 87 87 87 87 87 MB/s
Read 85.3
Write 68.5
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 86.1
98% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1
159% 1.73 MB/s
2TB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 23 23 23 23 MB/s
Read 22
Write 21.5
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 23.4
30% 22 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1.1
155% 1.7 MB/s
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