Average Bench: 28.3% (119th of 639)

Based on 304 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1078 Model: WD Elements 1078
Poor: 13%Average: 28.3% Great: 43%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 1078 1.5TB averaged 71.7% 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 1.54MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 64.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 1078 1.5TB is 29.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Elements 1078 1.5TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 65.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 304 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.2 Read 65.1 103
21.8 Write 62.8 103
19.3 Mixed 45.5 79.1
18.5 SusWrite 64.4 104
80.2% 59.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.46 0.55
0.52 4K Write 1.54 2
0.17 4K Mixed 0.5 0.8
71.2% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 103 98 102 104 104 MB/s
Read 106
Write 100
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 102
122% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
90% 1.03 MB/s
61GB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 94 94 94 94 93 MB/s
Read 87.7
Write 88.8
Mixed 50.6
SusWrite 93.5
108% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
98% 1.13 MB/s
548GB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 80 84 84 83 MB/s
Read 77.5
Write 80
Mixed 49
SusWrite 82.6
98% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
495GB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 38 37 38 38 MB/s
Read 36
Write 37.2
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 37.7
46% 33.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
66% 0.8 MB/s
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