Average Bench: 14.1% (360th of 639)

Based on 542 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 090c PID 2000 Model: SMI USB DISK
Poor: 4%Average: 14.1% Great: 35%

Terrible average bench

The SMI USB DISK 32GB averaged 85.9% 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 Mixed IO Speed 1.28MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 0.75MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the SMI USB DISK 32GB is 30.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the SMI USB DISK 32GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 15.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 19.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 542 samples)
Min Avg Max
13.5 Read 49.2 144
2.13 Write 19.2 42.7
5.06 Mixed 26.4 69.2
4.43 SusWrite 15.5 28.8
32.7% 27.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1.87 4K Read 5.34 11.5
0 4K Write 0.75 2.3
0 4K Mixed 1.28 3.54
88.7% 2.46 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free, PID 2000
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 103 103 102 103 103 MB/s
Read 141
Write 2.7
Mixed 61.6
SusWrite 93.5
87% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 8.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 3.7
240% 5 MB/s
29GB free, PID 2000
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 14 19 22 16 26 MB/s
Read 147
Write 56.9
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 21.8
84% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 4
260% 5.97 MB/s
23GB free, PID 2000
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 11 9 13 8.8 13 MB/s
Read 92.8
Write 11.5
Mixed 21
SusWrite 11.3
33% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 3.8
255% 5.73 MB/s
24GB free, PID 2000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 17 20 14 17 20 MB/s
Read 38.9
Write 35.8
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 17.7
42% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 7.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 2.9
180% 3.9 MB/s
29GB free, PID 2000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 18 17 13 16 16 MB/s
Read 32.7
Write 10.5
Mixed 12
SusWrite 16.8
21% 18 MB/s
4K Read 5.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 2.1
142% 3 MB/s
24GB free, PID 2000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 13 16 17 17 18 MB/s
Read 31
Write 29.8
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 17.3
36% 27.1 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.6
104% 2.57 MB/s
23GB free, PID 2000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 17 14 18 14 19 MB/s
Read 20.5
Write 7.2
Mixed 23.5
SusWrite 16.6
22% 17 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 1.27 MB/s
27GB free, PID 2000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.7 2.4 0.1 6.4 7.9 MB/s
Read 20.4
Write 25.2
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 4.1
24% 17.8 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.4
91% 1.9 MB/s
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