Average Bench: 50% (18th of 639)

Based on 391 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 04e8 PID 6124 Model: Samsung D3 Station
Poor: 14%Average: 50% Great: 79%

Below average average bench

The Samsung D3 Station 3TB averaged 50.0% 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. 4K Random Write Speed 3.87MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 104MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung D3 Station 3TB is 64.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung D3 Station 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.61MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 105MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 391 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.1 Read 105 190
23 Write 92.2 154
21.3 Mixed 55.6 81.7
17.6 SusWrite 104 186
119% 89.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.61 0.8
1.2 4K Write 3.87 7.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.76 1
160% 1.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 193 188 192 148 125 MB/s
Read 134
Write 138
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 173
177% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 1.1
295% 3.1 MB/s
2TB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 189 189 188 189 189 MB/s
Read 196
Write 136
Mixed 83.6
SusWrite 187
196% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
88% 1.07 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 193 189 193 188 186 MB/s
Read 137
Write 138
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 189
182% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
88% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 167 162 185 183 185 MB/s
Read 146
Write 109
Mixed 78
SusWrite 176
170% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
91% 1.1 MB/s
331GB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 176 35 35 34 48 MB/s
Read 108
Write 109
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 85.7
123% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.2
4K Mixed 0.6
267% 2.73 MB/s
182GB free, PID 6124
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 75 90 91 91 91 MB/s
Read 67.5
Write 71.5
Mixed 46
SusWrite 84.7
92% 67.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 6.8
4K Mixed 0.5
249% 2.53 MB/s
2TB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 80 74 76 73 71 MB/s
Read 151
Write 62.5
Mixed 76
SusWrite 75.7
111% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
84% 1.03 MB/s
495GB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 33 34 34 34 32 MB/s
Read 36.6
Write 27.6
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 33.2
39% 29.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.3
32% 0.4 MB/s
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