Average Bench: 24.9% (157th of 639)

more Based on 27,642 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: 24.9% Great: 43%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 1TB averaged 75.1% 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 1.65MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 53.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 1TB is 31.2%. 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 0.52MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 55.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,642 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.1 Read 55.9 103
19.9 Write 52.5 104
16.6 Mixed 35.6 60.5
19 SusWrite 53.1 103
66.1% 49.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.52 0.7
0.4 4K Write 1.65 2.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
81.5% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 88 88 88 87 MB/s
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 87.8
117% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
104% 1.2 MB/s
305GB free, PID 1048
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 89 87 89 89 MB/s
Read 93.3
Write 94.3
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 88.6
111% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
104% 1.2 MB/s
838GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 37 37 38 38 37 MB/s
Read 36.2
Write 35.9
Mixed 27.3
SusWrite 37.2
46% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 1 MB/s
261GB free, PID 10a8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 19 19 19 20 19 MB/s
Read 31
Write 25.7
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 19.3
32% 24.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
149GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 26 27 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 28.7
Write 23
Mixed 23
SusWrite 27.2
34% 25.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
50% 0.63 MB/s
317GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 22 20 22 23 23 MB/s
Read 26.5
Write 20
Mixed 18
SusWrite 22
28% 21.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
30% 0.5 MB/s
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