Average Bench: 18.7% (227th of 639)

Based on 2,448 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1100 Models: WD 5000AAV External, WD 5000AAC External, WD i HDT72 External, WD 5000AAK External
Poor: 12%Average: 18.7% Great: 22%

Terrible average bench

The WD My Book 500GB averaged 81.3% 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 2.13MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.75MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 500GB is just 10.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD My Book 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.53MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 33.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,448 samples)
Min Avg Max
22.5 Read 33.5 39.8
20.5 Write 32.3 40.6
18.7 Mixed 25.1 30
13.8 SusWrite 32.8 42.2
41.8% 30.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.53 0.6
1.4 4K Write 2.13 2.5
0.6 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
99.9% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
43GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 38 38 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 36.5
Write 37.2
Mixed 30
SusWrite 38.5
48% 35.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
114% 1.3 MB/s
122GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 41 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 36.8
Write 24.8
Mixed 27.3
SusWrite 40.5
43% 32.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
104% 1.2 MB/s
212GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 28 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 32.8
Write 28
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 28.8
38% 28.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
104% 1.17 MB/s
212GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 29 27 30 29 28 MB/s
Read 33.2
Write 27.5
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 28.6
38% 28.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
101% 1.17 MB/s
49GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 29 29 28 28 29 MB/s
Read 28
Write 27.3
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 28.4
36% 26.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
94% 1.07 MB/s
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