Average Bench: 43.9% (22nd of 621)

Based on 91 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230

Below average average bench

The WD My Book 1230 4TB averaged 56.0% 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 Write Speed 94.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 9.86MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 4TB is 43.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD My Book 1230 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.37MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 91 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.7 Read 100 148
26.2 Write 95.8 146
25.1 Mixed 81.8 128
117% 92.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 1.01 0.93
1.47 4K Write 2.7 2.54
0.21 4K Mixed 0.37 0.29
108% 1.36 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 DQ Read 25.2 25.2
94.2 DQ Write 94.2 94.2
9.86 DQ Mixed 9.86 9.86
3,632% 43.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
813GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 133
Write 142
Mixed 101
159% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.27
93% 1.18 MB/s
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