Average Bench: 26% (145th of 639)

more Based on 36,319 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: 26% Great: 43%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 1TB averaged 74.0% 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 1.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 55.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 1TB is 30.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Elements 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.56MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 58.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 36,319 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.9 Read 58.2 106
20.2 Write 55.6 106
19.7 Mixed 37.7 60.8
20.7 SusWrite 55.3 104
69.4% 51.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.56 0.7
0.6 4K Write 1.75 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.73 0.9
86.4% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
537GB free, PID 10a8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 37 37 37 37 MB/s
Read 35.7
Write 35
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 37
46% 33.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
101% 1.17 MB/s
67GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 32 36 37 36 36 MB/s
Read 34.5
Write 33.5
Mixed 26.3
SusWrite 35.4
44% 32.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
81% 1 MB/s
796GB free, PID 1048
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.9 4.1 5 5.1 5.1 4.6 MB/s
Read 38.5
Write 5.2
Mixed 9.2
SusWrite 4.6
14% 14.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.5
36% 0.5 MB/s
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