Average Bench: 38.4% (44th of 639)

Based on 1,836 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230
Poor: 15%Average: 38.4% Great: 58%

Poor average bench

The WD My Book 1230 2TB averaged 61.6% 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 2.08MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 86.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 2TB is 43.4%. 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.44MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,836 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.9 Read 89.4 142
24.3 Write 86.7 140
24 Mixed 69.2 114
18.4 SusWrite 81.3 142
110% 81.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.74 1
1.42 4K Write 2.08 2.5
0.19 4K Mixed 0.44 1
88.3% 1.08 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 135 134 137 138 MB/s
Read 108
Write 100
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 135
135% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
101% 1.2 MB/s
899GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 119 117 120 119 118 MB/s
Read 116
Write 118
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 118
145% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
109% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 108 113 113 112 112 MB/s
Read 110
Write 109
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 112
137% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
116% 1.43 MB/s
331GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 80 77 78 77 81 MB/s
Read 82
Write 91
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 78
109% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
92% 1.17 MB/s
734GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 43 43 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 42.2
Write 42
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 42.7
56% 40.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
112% 1.37 MB/s
858GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 24 23 24 24 24 MB/s
Read 28.7
Write 19.6
Mixed 21.1
SusWrite 23.9
31% 23.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
98% 1.2 MB/s
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