Average Bench: 22.7% (175th of 622)

more Based on 8,487 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 1058 PID 1048, VID 1058 PID 107c, VID 1058 PID 10b8, VID 1058 PID 1021 Models: WD Elements 1048, WD Elements 107C, WD Elements 10B8, WD Ext HDD 1021

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 2TB averaged 77.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.62MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 47.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 2TB is 31.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Elements 2TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,487 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.4 Read 50.3 107
22.6 Write 47.4 104
10.9 Mixed 38.3 88.2
57% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.5 0.81
0.38 4K Write 1.62 2.32
0.13 4K Mixed 0.2 0.29
64% 0.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
309GB free, PID 107c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 119
Write 114
Mixed 99.6
141% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.22
86% 1.08 MB/s
448GB free, PID 107c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 89.9
Write 78.9
Mixed 101
116% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.2
74% 0.86 MB/s
214GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 60.2
Write 58.2
Mixed 57.7
75% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.17
61% 0.7 MB/s
1TB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 30.1
Write 29.1
Mixed 26.3
36% 28.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.26
83% 1.02 MB/s
210GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 30.9
Write 24.5
Mixed 24.5
33% 26.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.2
67% 0.8 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,100

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