Average Bench: 67.5% (655th of 1026)

Based on 1,019 user benchmarks.  Model: Samsung Portable SSD T3

Above average average bench

The Samsung Portable SSD T3 500GB averaged 32.4% 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 120MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung Portable SSD T3 500GB is 45.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Samsung Portable SSD T3 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 137MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,019 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 374 439
163 Write 341 429
220 Mixed 321 378
126 SusWrite 308 404
75.7% 336 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 23.5 32.7
2.3 4K Write 37.6 55.7
4.3 4K Mixed 27 38.7
90.1% 29.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
63.7 DQ Read 137 376
71.6 DQ Write 131 192
34.1 DQ Mixed 120 271
94.2% 130 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 337 346 359 360 359 MB/s
Read 388
Write 360
Mixed 338
SusWrite 351
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 38
4K Mixed 28.5
92% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 153
115% 154 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 351 351 351 350 330 MB/s
Read 373
Write 350
Mixed 335
SusWrite 346
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 38.9
4K Mixed 26.7
86% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 132
96% 125 MB/s
115GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 350 332 313 311 299 MB/s
Read 369
Write 347
Mixed 334
SusWrite 314
77% 341 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 37.8
4K Mixed 26.4
85% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.3
DQ Write 39
DQ Mixed 27.4
22% 29.6 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 140 292 307 301 328 MB/s
Read 341
Write 352
Mixed 300
SusWrite 248
70% 310 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 30.2
4K Mixed 19.2
67% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 144
108% 144 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 71 66 66 66 68 MB/s
Read 381
Write 304
Mixed 317
SusWrite 67.4
60% 267 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 29.6
4K Mixed 23.6
77% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 79.3
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 90.5
74% 102 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,454,362 SSDs tested.

Typical Portable SSD T3 500GB Builds (Compare 58 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
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System: Apple MacBookPro13,2

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