Average Bench: 27.6% (125th of 639)

Based on 58 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 2109 PID 0711 Model: USB 3.0 super high speed
Poor: 11%Average: 27.6% Great: 42%

Very poor average bench

The USB 3.0 super high speed 500GB averaged 72.3% 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 19.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 17.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the USB 3.0 super high speed 500GB is 31.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the USB 3.0 super high speed 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.77MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 63.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 58 samples)
Min Avg Max
17.7 Read 63.3 106
17.1 Write 59.2 108
5.34 Mixed 31.9 52
18.9 SusWrite 61.2 108
71.7% 53.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.77 0.71
0.39 4K Write 1.6 2.1
0.3 4K Mixed 0.89 0.9
87.5% 1.09 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 DQ Read 16.1 16.1
19.6 DQ Write 19.6 19.6
17.6 DQ Mixed 17.6 17.6
1325% 17.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
320GB free, PID 0711
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 100 100 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 100
Write 94.6
Mixed 40.1
SusWrite 99.7
111% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.83 MB/s
266GB free, PID 0711
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 92 94 94 90 87 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 93.9
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 90.2
111% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
104% 1.2 MB/s
213GB free, PID 0711
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 66 70 70 71 70 MB/s
Read 71.4
Write 70.7
Mixed 37.9
SusWrite 69.2
83% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
56% 0.7 MB/s
3GB free, PID 0711
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 41 41 40 37 30 MB/s
Read 41
Write 40.5
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 38
53% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
70% 0.83 MB/s
25GB free, PID 0711
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 28 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 29
Write 29
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 28.4
37% 27.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.87 MB/s
177GB free, PID 0711
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 21 20 20 20 MB/s
Read 25.8
Write 17.7
Mixed 18
SusWrite 20.4
27% 20.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
63% 0.77 MB/s
177GB free, PID 0711
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 20 21 22 21 MB/s
Read 20.2
Write 17.8
Mixed 5.5
SusWrite 21
21% 16.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
58% 0.63 MB/s
437GB free, PID 0711
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.2 4.1 5.6 10 5.8 7.5 MB/s
Read 10.2
Write 6.2
Mixed 7.2
SusWrite 6.5
10% 7.52 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
7% 0.1 MB/s
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