Average Bench: 24.4% (160th of 639)

more Based on 24,932 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: 11%Average: 24.4% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 1TB averaged 75.5% 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 52.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 1TB is 32.5%. 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 54.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,932 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.3 Read 54.6 105
18.5 Write 52.1 105
17.5 Mixed 35.3 60.5
18.4 SusWrite 52.3 104
65.2% 48.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.52 0.71
0.4 4K Write 1.63 2.3
0.39 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
80.9% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
598GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 102 103 104 104 103 MB/s
Read 102
Write 104
Mixed 60
SusWrite 103
124% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
107% 1.2 MB/s
59GB free, PID 10a8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 69 69 71 60 76 MB/s
Read 88.8
Write 89
Mixed 49.7
SusWrite 69.6
98% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
104% 1.2 MB/s
145GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 61 55 60 72 59 MB/s
Read 69.3
Write 60.5
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 63
81% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
97% 1.1 MB/s
29GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 37 40 40 41 42 MB/s
Read 42.5
Write 60
Mixed 39
SusWrite 40.3
63% 45.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.67 MB/s
167GB free, PID 1078
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 36 37 37 37 37 MB/s
Read 37.3
Write 33.7
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 36.5
46% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
567GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 36
Write 35.5
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 38
47% 34.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
70% 0.87 MB/s
624GB free, PID 10a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 27 27 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 27.4
Write 25.6
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 27.6
35% 25.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
83% 0.93 MB/s
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