Average Bench: 41.9% (36th of 639)

Based on 42 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 0480 PID 0820 Model: TOSHIBA External USB 3.0
Poor: 18%Average: 41.9% Great: 52%

Below average average bench

The TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 4TB averaged 58.0% 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 109MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 96.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 4TB is 34.1%. 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 1.19MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 21.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42 samples)
Min Avg Max
15.3 Read 116 149
14 Write 109 149
0.5 Mixed 21.6 57.2
22.5 SusWrite 96.6 134
110% 85.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 1.19 1.5
0.2 4K Write 1.25 6.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.44 0.7
61.8% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 100 105 106 105 106 MB/s
Read 133
Write 131
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 104
126% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.5
107% 1.47 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 110 110 109 113 MB/s
Read 149
Write 138
Mixed 20
SusWrite 110
133% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
36% 0.77 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 59 45 48 50 49 MB/s
Read 131
Write 142
Mixed 20.7
SusWrite 50.2
107% 86 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
40% 0.83 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 39 39 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 25.3
Write 38.5
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 39.6
49% 34 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.2
45% 0.53 MB/s
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