Average Bench: 41.9% (30th of 622)

Based on 45 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230

Below average average bench

The WD My Book 1230 3TB averaged 58.1% 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 2.01MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 95.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 3TB is 42.6%. 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 45 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.9 Read 102 148
20.4 Write 95.3 145
23.1 Mixed 78.1 129
115% 91.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.68 0.96
0.7 4K Write 2.01 2.54
0.12 4K Mixed 0.25 0.29
79.1% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 36.6
Write 29.3
Mixed 30.1
40% 32 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.22
67% 0.9 MB/s
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