Average Bench: 25.5% (147th of 638)

Based on 1,077 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 10b8 Model: WD Elements 10B8
Poor: 12%Average: 25.5% Great: 39%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 10B8 500GB averaged 74.5% 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 1.68MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 54.9MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 10B8 500GB is 27.5%. 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 56.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,077 samples)
Min Avg Max
24 Read 56.7 93.7
20.5 Write 53.7 93.3
18 Mixed 36.3 55.8
18.1 SusWrite 54.9 94
67.7% 50.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.51 0.6
0.49 4K Write 1.68 2.1
0.4 4K Mixed 0.78 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%
140GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 93 93 92 92 92 MB/s
Read 89.3
Write 90.8
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 92.2
110% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
108% 1.23 MB/s
311GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 78 78 76 78 MB/s
Read 76.6
Write 78.2
Mixed 51.9
SusWrite 77.7
96% 71.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
101% 1.17 MB/s
90GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 55 55 55 55 55 MB/s
Read 75.8
Write 79.3
Mixed 51
SusWrite 55.3
87% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
104% 1.2 MB/s
259GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 26 28 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 31.8
Write 27.8
Mixed 24.1
SusWrite 27
37% 27.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
90% 1.03 MB/s
66GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 17 17 17 17 17 MB/s
Read 27
Write 25.5
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 16.9
30% 22.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.93 MB/s
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