Average Bench: 24.8% (145th of 623)

more Based on 12,819 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 1058 PID 1042, VID 1058 PID 10b8, VID 1058 PID 10a8, VID 1058 PID 1023, VID 1058 PID 10a2, VID 1058 PID 1078, VID 1058 PID 1048, VID 1058 PID 1021 Models: WD Elements 1042, WD Elements 1078, WD Elements 1023, WD Elements 10A2, WD Elements 1048, WD Elements 10B8, WD Elements 10A8, WD Ext HDD 1021

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 1TB averaged 75.1% 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 1.57MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 53.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 1TB is 30.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Elements 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.44MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,819 samples)
Min Avg Max
27 Read 56.1 100
21.5 Write 53.9 102
11.5 Mixed 44.6 88.2
65.2% 51.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.44 0.61
0.37 4K Write 1.57 2.11
0.12 4K Mixed 0.2 0.26
61.7% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
546GB free, PID 1048
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 106
Write 93.6
Mixed 63.1
107% 87.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.26
69% 0.83 MB/s
44GB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 56.1
Write 57.5
Mixed 64.2
78% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.23
70% 0.81 MB/s
3GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 104
Write 31.3
Mixed 39.7
61% 58.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 0.88
4K Mixed 0.22
39% 0.54 MB/s
715GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 40.2
Write 39.8
Mixed 39.7
52% 39.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.25
80% 0.91 MB/s
671GB free, PID 1048
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 39
Write 39
Mixed 38.2
50% 38.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.26
76% 0.89 MB/s
472GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 34
Write 31.1
Mixed 29.1
40% 31.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.15
54% 0.7 MB/s
232GB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.1
Write 30.7
Mixed 28.5
39% 30.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.15
49% 0.59 MB/s
123GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 25.2
Write 20.8
Mixed 16.5
26% 20.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.16
46% 0.54 MB/s
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Typical Elements 1TB Builds (Compare 16,550 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,178

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