Average Bench: 21.6% (195th of 639)

Based on 685 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 2332 Model: Seagate Portable
Poor: 10%Average: 21.6% Great: 38%

Very poor average bench

The Seagate Portable 1TB averaged 78.4% 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 51.7MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Portable 1TB is 27.8%. 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 0.44MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 52.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 685 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.4 Read 52.1 91.6
20.4 Write 49 86.7
5.23 Mixed 34.5 73.6
14.7 SusWrite 51.7 92
63% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.22 4K Read 0.44 0.6
0.3 4K Write 0.89 1.9
0.11 4K Mixed 0.36 0.8
44.2% 0.56 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
155GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 74 68 74 74 MB/s
Read 69.5
Write 70
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 72.1
86% 63.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
43% 0.57 MB/s
6GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 59 61 63 69 49 MB/s
Read 47.2
Write 52
Mixed 33.7
SusWrite 57.5
65% 47.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.53 MB/s
329GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 35 34 36 34 33 MB/s
Read 34.2
Write 33.4
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 34.6
40% 29.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.47 MB/s
133GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 27 27 26 27 27 MB/s
Read 31.3
Write 23.3
Mixed 11.3
SusWrite 26.7
30% 23.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
26% 0.4 MB/s
74GB free, PID 2332
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.4 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.3 MB/s
Read 32
Write 25
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 9.2
29% 22.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
66% 0.8 MB/s
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