Average Bench: 28.4% (118th of 639)

Based on 1,894 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 10b8 Model: WD Elements 10B8
Poor: 14%Average: 28.4% Great: 42%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 10B8 1.5TB averaged 71.5% 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 1.63MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 63.3MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 10B8 1.5TB is 28%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Elements 10B8 1.5TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.49MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 65.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,894 samples)
Min Avg Max
28 Read 65.5 101
21.3 Write 61.8 101
20 Mixed 40.2 57.2
22.8 SusWrite 63.3 101
77.3% 57.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.49 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.63 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
82.4% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
229GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 104 105 105 105 106 MB/s
Read 95.7
Write 96.7
Mixed 55.6
SusWrite 105
119% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
100% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 92 94 95 92 MB/s
Read 82.3
Write 64
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 93.6
97% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
93% 1.03 MB/s
206GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 83 88 81 87 80 MB/s
Read 79.8
Write 81.6
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 84
100% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.1 MB/s
164GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 66 63 68 66 66 MB/s
Read 88.9
Write 89.1
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 65.5
98% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
97% 1.1 MB/s
806GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 62 69 86 85 86 MB/s
Read 77.2
Write 29.9
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 75.1
69% 54.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
36% 0.5 MB/s
291GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 57 59 59 58 56 MB/s
Read 50.2
Write 51
Mixed 36
SusWrite 57.7
66% 48.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
87% 1 MB/s
267GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 52 51 51 50 50 MB/s
Read 55.2
Write 56
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 50.8
68% 50.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
90% 1.03 MB/s
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