Average Bench: 24.5% (159th of 639)

more Based on 23,406 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 1058 PID 1042, VID 1058 PID 10b8, VID 1058 PID 10a8, VID 1058 PID 1023, VID 1058 PID 10a2, VID 1058 PID 1078, VID 1058 PID 1048, VID 1058 PID 1021 Models: WD Elements 1042, WD Elements 1078, WD Elements 1023, WD Elements 10A2, WD Elements 1048, WD Elements 10B8, WD Elements 10A8, WD Ext HDD 1021
Poor: 12%Average: 24.5% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 1TB averaged 75.4% 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 1.69MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 51.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 1TB is 31.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Elements 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.53MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 55.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,406 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.9 Read 55.2 105
19.8 Write 51.6 104
17.5 Mixed 35.2 60.5
14.8 SusWrite 51.5 103
64.8% 48.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.53 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.69 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
84.2% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
225GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 35 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 37.8
Write 35.7
Mixed 27
SusWrite 36.9
46% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
71% 0.93 MB/s
167GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 32 33 34 33 34 MB/s
Read 36.7
Write 32.7
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 33.2
43% 32 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.83 MB/s
38GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 20 20 20 21 MB/s
Read 33.5
Write 24
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 20.7
32% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
72% 0.8 MB/s
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