Average Bench: 43.6% (25th of 618)

Based on 41 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230

Below average average bench

The WD My Book 1230 3TB averaged 56.4% 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 2.04MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 99.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 3TB is 40.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD My Book 1230 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.68MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 41 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.9 Read 107 148
20.4 Write 99.2 145
23.1 Mixed 81.4 129
120% 95.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.68 0.96
0.7 4K Write 2.04 2.54
0.12 4K Mixed 0.25 0.29
80.4% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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