Average Bench: 23.5% (164th of 621)

more Based on 7,820 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 76.5% 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 1.66MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 49.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 2TB is 36.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Elements 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,820 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.3 Read 51.8 116
22.2 Write 49.4 114
13.7 Mixed 41.6 99.7
60.2% 47.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.52 0.84
0.38 4K Write 1.66 2.33
0.12 4K Mixed 0.2 0.28
65.1% 0.79 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 97.3
Write 91.5
Mixed 72.6
109% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.23
75% 0.88 MB/s
640GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 81
Write 78.4
Mixed 61.7
93% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.2
72% 0.87 MB/s
126GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 67.6
Write 80.9
Mixed 57.7
89% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.15
60% 0.7 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 34.9
Write 37.1
Mixed 34.5
46% 35.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.24
79% 1.01 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 32.8
Write 27.3
Mixed 27.6
37% 29.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.2
60% 0.71 MB/s
7,820 MORE »
Typical Elements 2TB Builds (Compare 17,144 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,112

Popular Elements 2TB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your USB? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2017 USB Rankings.

We highlight the best USB flash drive in terms of balanced performance and value for money using price, sequential read, sequential write , 4k read and 4k write speed. The speeds are combined to form a single effective speed which measures performance for tasks such as copying photos, music and videos. Effective speed is adjusted by price and capacity to yield value for money. Finally thousands of individual user ratings are used to validate our benchmark figures. Vote to share your opinion. [USBFlashPro]



621 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different USBs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
Intel Core i7-7700K $313Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $119
Intel Core i5-7600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  @Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback