Average Bench: 38.5% (46th of 639)

Based on 4,185 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID 0901 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 13%Average: 38.5% Great: 53%

Poor average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB averaged 61.4% 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. Sequential Write Speed 100MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 87MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB is 39.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.09MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 21.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,185 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.9 Read 104 147
21.7 Write 100 147
12.7 Mixed 21.5 38
22.6 SusWrite 87 136
101% 78.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 1.09 1.5
0.5 4K Write 1.35 5.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.42 0.6
64.3% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
606GB free, PID 0901
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 136 140 141 140 140 MB/s
Read 140
Write 144
Mixed 20
SusWrite 138
145% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.8 MB/s
927GB free, PID 0901
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 133 132 133 132 133 MB/s
Read 145
Write 145
Mixed 19.9
SusWrite 133
144% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
34% 0.57 MB/s
453GB free, PID 0901
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 139 139 122 117 118 MB/s
Read 144
Write 148
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 128
143% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
35% 0.73 MB/s
279GB free, PID 0901
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 92 92 92 93 92 MB/s
Read 143
Write 146
Mixed 19.9
SusWrite 92.9
128% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.8 MB/s
250GB free, PID 0901
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 85 85 83 86 84 MB/s
Read 88.8
Write 91.2
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 84.6
93% 71 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
38% 0.67 MB/s
915GB free, PID 0901
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 36 36 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 36.8
Write 36.5
Mixed 23.5
SusWrite 36.2
45% 33.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.5
227% 2.4 MB/s
161GB free, PID 0901
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 37 38 38 36 MB/s
Read 36
Write 31.4
Mixed 25.9
SusWrite 37.1
44% 32.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.3
110% 1.2 MB/s
236GB free, PID 0901
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 21 21 22 22 21 MB/s
Read 26.4
Write 18
Mixed 18.4
SusWrite 20.9
27% 20.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.4
148% 1.6 MB/s
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