Average Bench: 41.8% (921st of 1058)

Based on 25 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Portable

Below average average bench

The Seagate Portable 120GB averaged 58.2% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 93.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 18MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Portable 120GB is 48.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Portable 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 141MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 75.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.8 Read 199 254
18.5 Write 191 238
15.8 Mixed 186 230
19.1 SusWrite 141 169
40.4% 179 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 18 22.6
0.9 4K Write 30.6 39
0.4 4K Mixed 20.4 25.6
69.6% 23 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27 DQ Read 96.4 146
22.8 DQ Write 75.8 117
25.8 DQ Mixed 93.2 111
67.8% 88.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 173 151 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 214
Write 210
Mixed 197
SusWrite 165
44% 196 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 38.5
4K Mixed 24.6
84% 28.1 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 79.3
DQ Mixed 109
79% 103 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 168 146 152 152 151 MB/s
Read 210
Write 203
Mixed 200
SusWrite 163
44% 194 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 38.4
4K Mixed 24.8
85% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 100
DQ Write 78.2
DQ Mixed 99.9
72% 92.8 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 168 145 152 153 151 MB/s
Read 209
Write 203
Mixed 194
SusWrite 164
43% 192 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 38.6
4K Mixed 25.2
86% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 77.4
DQ Write 77.6
DQ Mixed 93.1
66% 82.7 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 160 147 146 149 150 MB/s
Read 245
Write 238
Mixed 230
SusWrite 161
49% 218 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 32.6
4K Mixed 23.6
79% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 79.8
DQ Write 79.8
DQ Mixed 103
71% 87.5 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 170 152 151 151 151 MB/s
Read 204
Write 196
Mixed 193
SusWrite 168
43% 190 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 29
4K Mixed 21.9
75% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 94.4
DQ Write 80
DQ Mixed 96.6
70% 90.3 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 62 137 53 50 57 MB/s
Read 251
Write 232
Mixed 224
SusWrite 74.1
44% 195 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 37.5
4K Mixed 24.6
80% 26.9 MB/s
DQ Read 146
DQ Write 56
DQ Mixed 35.3
43% 79.1 MB/s
3GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 19 19 19 19 19 MB/s
Read 21
Write 19.1
Mixed 15.9
SusWrite 19.2
4% 18.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
2% 0.6 MB/s
3GB free
Firmware: 9300
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 19 19 19 19 19 MB/s
Read 20.8
Write 18.5
Mixed 15.8
SusWrite 19.1
4% 18.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
2% 0.57 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,963,091 SSDs tested.

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Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
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