Average Bench: 24.2% (162nd of 639)

more Based on 16,778 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 75.7% 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 1.55MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 52.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 1TB is 28.8%. 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 16,778 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.6 Read 54.8 98.4
22.7 Write 52.4 98.9
12.1 Mixed 43.6 85.8
63.5% 50.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.44 0.61
0.38 4K Write 1.55 2.1
0.11 4K Mixed 0.2 0.27
60.9% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
726GB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 92.8
Write 85.7
Mixed 70.7
104% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.2
68% 0.79 MB/s
797GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 77.4
Write 76.7
Mixed 60.9
91% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.17
56% 0.68 MB/s
3GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 41.3
Write 46
Mixed 33.8
52% 40.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.16
63% 0.74 MB/s
419GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 66.1
Write 26.2
Mixed 55.6
58% 49.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.16
59% 0.65 MB/s
202GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 37.9
Write 37.8
Mixed 35.9
48% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.23
59% 0.71 MB/s
396GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 39.2
Write 35.1
Mixed 18.6
37% 31 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.12
52% 0.63 MB/s
633GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 33.4
Write 32.4
Mixed 31.8
42% 32.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.2
59% 0.7 MB/s
848GB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 28.6
Write 20.9
Mixed 21.9
29% 23.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.22
71% 0.84 MB/s
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,224

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