Average Bench: 26.6% (136th of 639)

Based on 1,664 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 10b8 Model: WD Elements 10B8
Poor: 13%Average: 26.6% Great: 41%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 10B8 500GB averaged 73.3% 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. Sustained Write Speed 58.1MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 10B8 500GB is 27.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Elements 10B8 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.51MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 59.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,664 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.3 Read 59.7 102
21.3 Write 56.5 100
18.3 Mixed 38.1 58.7
21.1 SusWrite 58.1 96.5
71.3% 53.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.51 0.6
0.4 4K Write 1.69 2.2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.77 0.9
85.6% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
303GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 90 88 88 89 88 MB/s
Read 88.4
Write 89.8
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 88.9
109% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
91% 1.07 MB/s
458GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 89 86 89 85 MB/s
Read 85
Write 84.4
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 87.7
105% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
70% 0.83 MB/s
72GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 73 74 73 73 MB/s
Read 75.8
Write 76.1
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 73.4
93% 68.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
91% 1.07 MB/s
75GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 73 70 73 70 MB/s
Read 76.3
Write 71.1
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 71.9
89% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
94% 1.07 MB/s
36GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 64 64 63 63 MB/s
Read 60.5
Write 61.2
Mixed 42.3
SusWrite 63.6
77% 56.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.1 MB/s
192GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 27 27 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 32.1
Write 27.1
Mixed 24.1
SusWrite 27.4
37% 27.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.87 MB/s
409GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 25 25 26 23 22 MB/s
Read 28.7
Write 27.7
Mixed 23.8
SusWrite 23.8
35% 26 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
87% 1 MB/s
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