Average Bench: 39.3% (40th of 639)

Based on 157 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230
Poor: 15%Average: 39.3% Great: 59%

Poor average bench

The WD My Book 1230 3TB averaged 60.6% 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 2.09MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 89.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 3TB is 44.2%. 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 92.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 157 samples)
Min Avg Max
29 Read 92.3 143
25.2 Write 89.3 142
24.4 Mixed 67.2 108
18.8 SusWrite 84.6 147
112% 83.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 0.78 1
1.43 4K Write 2.09 2.51
0.2 4K Mixed 0.64 1
95.7% 1.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
362GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 102 102 102 102 MB/s
Read 100
Write 99.3
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 102
129% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
109% 1.33 MB/s
362GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 102 101 103 102 MB/s
Read 100
Write 102
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 102
128% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
112% 1.37 MB/s
362GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 102 102 102 103 MB/s
Read 98
Write 99
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 102
126% 92.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
108% 1.3 MB/s
362GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 103 103 103 101 MB/s
Read 95
Write 102
Mixed 78.3
SusWrite 102
129% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
109% 1.37 MB/s
362GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 100 100 101 101 MB/s
Read 95.3
Write 94.3
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 100
126% 92 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
112% 1.37 MB/s
38GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 72 73 73 71 MB/s
Read 90.2
Write 94.5
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 72.2
109% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
112% 1.37 MB/s
367GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 64 65 65 65 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 73.8
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 64.3
88% 65.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
112% 1.33 MB/s
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