Average Bench: 40% (38th of 623)

Based on 1,278 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230

Below average average bench

The WD My Book 1230 2TB averaged 59.9% 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 2.05MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 91.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 2TB is 42.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD My Book 1230 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.71MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.42MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,278 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.7 Read 94.1 143
25.4 Write 91.4 140
25.1 Mixed 78.4 121
112% 87.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.71 0.93
1.12 4K Write 2.05 2.5
0.18 4K Mixed 0.42 0.29
86.5% 1.06 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
432GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 141
Write 129
Mixed 100
154% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.26
89% 1.09 MB/s
601GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 117
Write 117
Mixed 108
146% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.24
83% 1 MB/s
18GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 88.6
Write 77.2
Mixed 74.8
101% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.23
85% 1.06 MB/s
2TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 34.7
Write 29.7
Mixed 26.6
38% 30.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.43
4K Mixed 0.32
28% 0.52 MB/s
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Typical My Book 1230 2TB Builds (Compare 2,008 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-K - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,055

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