Average Bench: 14.5% (348th of 639)

Based on 644 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 071a Model: WD My Passport 071A
Poor: 10%Average: 14.5% Great: 18%

Terrible average bench

The WD My Passport 071A 500GB averaged 85.4% 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 1.17MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 28.6MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Passport 071A 500GB is just 8.33%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the WD My Passport 071A 500GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.39MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 32.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 644 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.5 Read 32.2 37.8
18.9 Write 27.8 35.1
7.68 Mixed 20.7 32.4
11.2 SusWrite 28.6 37.2
36.3% 27.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.39 0.5
0.19 4K Write 1.17 1.5
0.1 4K Mixed 0.35 0.7
53.2% 0.64 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
382GB free, PID 071a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 36 35 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 35.5
Write 31
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 35.7
44% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.93 MB/s
140GB free, PID 071a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 30 30 31 30 30 MB/s
Read 29.5
Write 28.7
Mixed 23.5
SusWrite 29.9
38% 27.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.83 MB/s
240GB free, PID 071a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 26 27 27 26 25 MB/s
Read 27.7
Write 22.9
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 26
33% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.87 MB/s
152GB free, PID 071a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 21 21 21 21 MB/s
Read 33.5
Write 27.3
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 21.2
35% 26.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
70% 0.8 MB/s
214GB free, PID 071a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 24 24 24 24 MB/s
Read 28.2
Write 19
Mixed 19.7
SusWrite 23.7
30% 22.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
70% 0.8 MB/s
123GB free, PID 071a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 22 22 23 23 24 MB/s
Read 29.6
Write 19
Mixed 18.8
SusWrite 22.7
29% 22.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
70% 0.8 MB/s
7GB free, PID 071a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 16 16 16 16 16 MB/s
Read 29
Write 20.5
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 15.6
28% 21.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
66% 0.77 MB/s
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