Average Bench: 15.1% (323rd of 639)

Based on 478 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 32.3MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Portable 250GB is just 8.49%. 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 33.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 478 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.1 Read 33.3 40.6
21.2 Write 32.3 41.3
8.82 Mixed 21.5 36.7
13.2 SusWrite 32.1 42
40% 29.8 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 0.42 0.7
50.6% 0.62 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
67GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 38
Write 39.3
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 39.4
49% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
77% 0.93 MB/s
67GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 38
Write 39
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 42
50% 36.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
63% 0.73 MB/s
99GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 38.8
Write 39
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 41.6
49% 36.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
50% 0.63 MB/s
135GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 29 29 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 26.3
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 28.2
36% 27 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
70% 0.8 MB/s
112GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 28 29 30 30 30 MB/s
Read 27.6
Write 27.5
Mixed 19.8
SusWrite 29.4
35% 26.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
63% 0.73 MB/s
111GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 24 24 24 25 25 MB/s
Read 27.5
Write 24.4
Mixed 20.6
SusWrite 24.5
32% 24.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
52% 0.63 MB/s
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