Average Bench: 18.7% (228th of 639)

Based on 2,968 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 2.15MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.75MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 500GB is just 9.77%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the WD My Book 500GB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.53MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 33MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,968 samples)
Min Avg Max
21.9 Read 33 39.3
17.9 Write 31.7 40.6
17.6 Mixed 25.2 30.7
13.8 SusWrite 32.9 42.1
41.6% 30.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.53 0.6
1.4 4K Write 2.15 2.5
0.6 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
101% 1.15 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
158GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 36.3
Write 38.1
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 39.2
49% 35.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
101% 1.17 MB/s
169GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 34.8
Write 35
Mixed 25.6
SusWrite 39
46% 33.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
100% 1.13 MB/s
16GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 35 38 39 39 MB/s
Read 33.4
Write 31.7
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 38.1
44% 32.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
100% 1.13 MB/s
16GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 37 36 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 29.6
Write 24.4
Mixed 21.6
SusWrite 35.6
38% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
100% 1.13 MB/s
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