Average Bench: 17.6% (228th of 623)

Based on 2,423 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 1058 PID 1100, VID null PID null Models: WD 10EAVS External, WD 10EACS External, WD 10EADS External, WD My Book

Terrible average bench

The WD My Book 1TB averaged 82.3% 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 1.79MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 31.9MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1TB is just 7.88%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the WD My Book 1TB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.59MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 34.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,423 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.1 Read 34.5 40.1
21 Write 31.9 40.7
9.52 Mixed 22.1 38.4
36.6% 29.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.32 4K Read 0.59 0.63
1.16 4K Write 1.79 2.32
0.22 4K Mixed 0.3 0.37
73.4% 0.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
874GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 41.4
Write 38.3
Mixed 39
51% 39.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.37
81% 0.98 MB/s
242GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 37.2
Write 36.6
Mixed 19.3
38% 31 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.23
86% 1.03 MB/s
112GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 37.4
Write 38.7
Mixed 32.4
46% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.25
66% 0.79 MB/s
395GB free, PID null
Read 42.1
Write 40.1
Mixed 22.5
43% 34.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.26
54% 0.66 MB/s
10GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 35
Write 34.2
Mixed 10
31% 26.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.23
63% 0.71 MB/s
768GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 30
Write 28.4
Mixed 28.4
37% 28.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.34
88% 1.02 MB/s
504GB free, PID null
Read 32.3
Write 25.4
Mixed 19
31% 25.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.34
85% 0.99 MB/s
391GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 32
Write 23.3
Mixed 21
31% 25.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.34
74% 0.91 MB/s
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $380

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