Average Bench: 41.1% (38th of 634)

Based on 61 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230

Below average average bench

The WD My Book 1230 3TB averaged 58.8% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.01MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 92.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 3TB is 40.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD My Book 1230 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 61 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.2 Read 100 144
25.6 Write 92.9 141
26.3 Mixed 77.1 110
113% 90.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.7 0.93
1.32 4K Write 2.01 2.52
0.18 4K Mixed 0.25 0.29
79.5% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
660GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 132
Write 106
Mixed 110
145% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.2
70% 0.9 MB/s
553GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 88.3
Write 93.3
Mixed 86.7
116% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.26
84% 1.05 MB/s
419GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 72.8
Write 72.5
Mixed 69.3
92% 71.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.26
84% 1.08 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 37.5
Write 33.8
Mixed 35.1
45% 35.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.27
57% 0.78 MB/s
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Typical My Book 1230 3TB Builds (Compare 4,179 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 21%
Desktop 70%
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Workstation 48%

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $514

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