Average Bench: 42.4% (36th of 639)

Based on 2,396 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID 0900 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 16%Average: 42.4% Great: 53%

Below average average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 4TB averaged 57.6% 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 115MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 96.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 4TB is 36.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 21.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,396 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.1 Read 121 147
24.2 Write 115 148
13.4 Mixed 21.5 38.9
22.9 SusWrite 96.1 137
114% 88.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.2 1.5
0.46 4K Write 1.18 6.2
0.3 4K Mixed 0.45 0.7
60.1% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 134 136 136 137 137 MB/s
Read 143
Write 144
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 136
145% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.7
42% 0.8 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 131 131 133 132 133 MB/s
Read 146
Write 147
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 132
144% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.8 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 115 121 121 122 115 MB/s
Read 148
Write 102
Mixed 7.7
SusWrite 119
116% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
32% 0.73 MB/s
645GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 120 120 119 119 120 MB/s
Read 145
Write 138
Mixed 46
SusWrite 118
146% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
36% 0.77 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 108 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 148
Write 134
Mixed 21.1
SusWrite 108
130% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
36% 0.77 MB/s
3TB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 90 90 92 91 92 MB/s
Read 144
Write 146
Mixed 19.9
SusWrite 91.4
127% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
49% 0.9 MB/s
297GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 101 101 79 74 79 MB/s
Read 145
Write 147
Mixed 20.2
SusWrite 85.8
126% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.8 MB/s
27GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 104 97 65 65 79 MB/s
Read 143
Write 144
Mixed 19.9
SusWrite 82.4
123% 97.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
36% 0.77 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 76 77 75 79 82 MB/s
Read 138
Write 102
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 77.7
103% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
42% 0.8 MB/s
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