Average Bench: 50.4% (18th of 639)

Based on 467 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 04e8 PID 6124 Model: Samsung D3 Station
Poor: 14%Average: 50.4% Great: 79%

Average average bench

The Samsung D3 Station 3TB averaged 49.6% 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. 4K Random Write Speed 3.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 105MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung D3 Station 3TB is 64.8%. 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 0.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 467 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.3 Read 106 190
23 Write 93.1 154
21.1 Mixed 56 81.8
17.8 SusWrite 105 185
120% 90 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.6 0.8
1.2 4K Write 3.9 7.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.76 1
161% 1.75 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
773GB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 167 170 170 170 170 MB/s
Read 135
Write 136
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 169
171% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 0.7
267% 2.73 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 173 174 174 160 174 MB/s
Read 98
Write 137
Mixed 69
SusWrite 172
168% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 0.8
284% 2.93 MB/s
246GB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 154 127 128 128 127 MB/s
Read 134
Write 139
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 139
160% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 0.8
270% 2.77 MB/s
11GB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 149 145 147 149 148 MB/s
Read 196
Write 152
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 148
185% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
95% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 104 105 105 105 106 MB/s
Read 108
Write 104
Mixed 72
SusWrite 104
130% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
81% 1.03 MB/s
55GB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 40 41 41 MB/s
Read 32.5
Write 39.7
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 40.8
50% 36 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 0.5
267% 2.73 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 42.2
Write 41.2
Mixed 34
SusWrite 41.7
54% 39.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
85% 1.07 MB/s
631GB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.7 3.2 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.2 MB/s
Read 20.2
Write 21.3
Mixed 21
SusWrite 3
22% 16.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.5
175% 1.83 MB/s
8GB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 22 23 23 22 23 MB/s
Read 28.3
Write 22.3
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 22.4
31% 23.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
70% 0.8 MB/s
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