Benchmarks:Toshiba Canvio Slim

If you’re considering purchasing an external hard drive, :Category:Benchmarks[ these benchmarks] should hopefully help clear up some questions you might have. In this post, I benchmark my Toshiba Canvio Slim hard drive. I’ve been using this drive for about a year now and it has performed well for me. It has even taken a drop while it was plugged in (it disconnected from the cable even). Here are the IO metrics from the great GNU utility, dd

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  • Manufacturer: Toshiba

  • Name: Canvio Slim

  • Made in: Philippines

  • Size: 500GB

  • Interface: USB 3.0/2.0

  • Average Write Speed: 99.0 MB/s

  • Average Read Speed: 93.5 MB/s

Benchmarks

USB3 /dev/zero Write

Writing 16 gigabytes of zeros.

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=1M count=16384
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
17179869184 bytes (17 GB) copied, 173.495 s, 99.0 MB/s

USB3 Read to /dev/null

Reading 16 gigabytes to /dev/null.

dd if=/dev/sdc of=/dev/null bs=1M count=16384
16384+0 records in
16384+0 records out
17179869184 bytes (17 GB) copied, 183.838 s, 93.5 MB/s

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