Average Bench: 15.1% (324th of 639)

Based on 494 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0bc2 PID 2300 Model: Seagate Portable
Poor: 10%Average: 15.1% Great: 19%

Terrible average bench

The Seagate Portable 250GB averaged 84.8% 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 Random Write Speed 1.03MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 32.2MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Portable 250GB is just 8.5%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the Seagate Portable 250GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 33.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 494 samples)
Min Avg Max
23 Read 33.2 40.6
21.2 Write 32.2 41.3
8.77 Mixed 21.5 36.7
12.2 SusWrite 31.9 42
39.9% 29.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.18 4K Read 0.4 0.5
0.6 4K Write 1.03 1.35
0.17 4K Mixed 0.43 0.7
50.9% 0.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 43 42 41 42 MB/s
Read 40
Write 41
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 41.9
50% 37 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
56% 0.67 MB/s
26GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 42 42 41 MB/s
Read 35.8
Write 39
Mixed 25.8
SusWrite 42
49% 35.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
52% 0.63 MB/s
233GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 40 40 41 41 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 38
Mixed 26
SusWrite 40.1
48% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
49% 0.6 MB/s
106GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 35 33 36 34 36 MB/s
Read 38
Write 32.5
Mixed 23.7
SusWrite 34.5
43% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
56% 0.7 MB/s
214GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 28 28 27 27 27 MB/s
Read 26
Write 22.8
Mixed 22.7
SusWrite 27.4
34% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
73% 0.87 MB/s
111GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 27 27 27 27 27 MB/s
Read 28.8
Write 29.5
Mixed 21.9
SusWrite 27.2
36% 26.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
63% 0.73 MB/s
176GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 17 16 15 14 15 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 38
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 15.4
38% 29.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
52% 0.63 MB/s
7GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 12 12 12 12 12 MB/s
Read 21.8
Write 24
Mixed 18.7
SusWrite 12.1
26% 19.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
52% 0.63 MB/s
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