Average Bench: 16.2% (296th of 639)

Based on 2,480 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 13fd PID 0840 Model: Generic External
Poor: 6%Average: 16.2% Great: 20%

Terrible average bench

The Generic External 500GB averaged 83.8% 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 20.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 14.3MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Generic External 500GB is just 14.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Generic External 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 31.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,480 samples)
Min Avg Max
12 Read 31.8 39.7
7.38 Write 28.6 39.3
8.02 Mixed 23.4 32.7
10.7 SusWrite 30.8 40.5
38.6% 28.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 0.66 0.8
0.3 4K Write 1.52 2.1
0.2 4K Mixed 0.79 0.9
81% 0.99 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.9 DQ Read 12.8 15.7
18.8 DQ Write 20.2 22.3
3.3 DQ Mixed 14.3 17.7
1,219% 15.7 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
399GB free, PID 0840
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 36 34 35 35 MB/s
Read 31.9
Write 33
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 35.7
41% 30.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 0.97 MB/s
111GB free, PID 0840
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 38 36 39 38 MB/s
Read 33.5
Write 36
Mixed 25.5
SusWrite 37.6
45% 33.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
50% 0.67 MB/s
100GB free, PID 0840
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 32 32 33 33 32 MB/s
Read 35.2
Write 27
Mixed 23.5
SusWrite 32.1
39% 29.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
50% 0.67 MB/s
192GB free, PID 0840
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 25 26 25 26 26 MB/s
Read 28.5
Write 26
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 25.9
36% 26.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
66% 0.8 MB/s
6GB free, PID 0840
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 33 37 38 39 41 MB/s
Read 34.2
Write 26.3
Mixed 12.7
SusWrite 35.8
36% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
22% 0.37 MB/s
357GB free, PID 0840
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 24 0 7.9 37 37 MB/s
Read 37.3
Write 34.3
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 23.5
40% 30.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
64% 0.9 MB/s
46GB free, PID 0840
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 18 19 19 19 19 MB/s
Read 27.8
Write 21.9
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 19.1
30% 23 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
63% 0.77 MB/s
286GB free, PID 0840
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 19 20 20 19 19 MB/s
Read 9.2
Write 10.7
Mixed 11.4
SusWrite 19.4
18% 12.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
17% 0.2 MB/s
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