Average Bench: 38.1% (46th of 639)

Based on 1,133 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230
Poor: 14%Average: 38.1% Great: 58%

Poor average bench

The WD My Book 1230 4TB averaged 61.9% 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 2.01MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 89.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 4TB is 44.3%. 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 0.84MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 90.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,133 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.5 Read 90.2 145
24.3 Write 89.5 146
22.5 Mixed 60.1 90.3
20.8 SusWrite 85.3 144
109% 81.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.56 4K Read 0.84 1
1 4K Write 2.01 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.88 1
101% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 127 129 129 130 128 MB/s
Read 130
Write 130
Mixed 84
SusWrite 128
159% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
95% 1.2 MB/s
269GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 105 102 104 105 108 MB/s
Read 133
Write 134
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 105
148% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
105% 1.3 MB/s
3TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 106 107 107 104 MB/s
Read 107
Write 104
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 106
133% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
102% 1.27 MB/s
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