Average Bench: 38.8% (47th of 639)

Based on 16 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID 0820 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 18%Average: 38.8% Great: 52%

Poor average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 4TB averaged 61.2% 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 1.66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 91.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 4TB is 33.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 4TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.08MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 20.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.3 Read 103 148
14 Write 91.8 144
0.5 Mixed 20.8 50.8
22.5 SusWrite 84.9 129
96.4% 75.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.08 1.4
0.2 4K Write 1.66 6.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.43 0.6
75% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 131 128 119 130 130 MB/s
Read 148
Write 139
Mixed 20
SusWrite 129
140% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
43% 0.83 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 122 118 122 121 120 MB/s
Read 140
Write 136
Mixed 20
SusWrite 121
135% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
43% 0.83 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 122 124 122 122 122 MB/s
Read 137
Write 135
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 122
134% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
35% 0.73 MB/s
3TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 119 120 118 116 119 MB/s
Read 138
Write 128
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 119
130% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.8 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 117 118 118 118 118 MB/s
Read 139
Write 120
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 118
127% 99.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 0.77 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 91 97 89 96 100 MB/s
Read 145
Write 124
Mixed 20
SusWrite 95.1
120% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
43% 0.83 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 34 35 34 34 34 MB/s
Read 70.5
Write 119
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 34.1
82% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.2
16% 0.37 MB/s
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