Average Bench: 21.8% (197th of 639)

Based on 819 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 2332 Model: Seagate Portable
Poor: 10%Average: 21.8% Great: 37%

Very poor average bench

The Seagate Portable 1TB averaged 78.2% 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 Random Write Speed 0.91MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 52.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Portable 1TB is 27%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Portable 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 52.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 819 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.9 Read 52.3 92
19.8 Write 48.5 83.4
7.59 Mixed 33 67.6
13.7 SusWrite 52.3 89.2
62.4% 46.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.24 4K Read 0.46 0.6
0.3 4K Write 0.91 2
0.12 4K Mixed 0.45 0.8
48.1% 0.61 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
405GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 102 103 102 103 102 MB/s
Read 100
Write 68
Mixed 58
SusWrite 101
108% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
636GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 79 77 78 77 76 MB/s
Read 81.8
Write 82
Mixed 49.9
SusWrite 78.1
98% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
50% 0.67 MB/s
13GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 53 51 57 53 55 MB/s
Read 55
Write 45.8
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 53.9
58% 44.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
674GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 37 37 37 36 35 MB/s
Read 33
Write 30
Mixed 14.5
SusWrite 36.2
38% 28.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
674GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 36 33 37 35 35 MB/s
Read 28
Write 33.2
Mixed 16
SusWrite 35.4
39% 28.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
75GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 34 33 32 33 34 MB/s
Read 30.5
Write 35
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 33.2
40% 29 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
833GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 20 22 29 34 33 MB/s
Read 30.5
Write 34.2
Mixed 16
SusWrite 25.7
36% 26.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
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