Average Bench: 18.5% (226th of 639)

Based on 2,048 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1100 Models: WD 5000AAV External, WD 5000AAC External, WD i HDT72 External, WD 5000AAK External
Poor: 12%Average: 18.5% Great: 23%

Terrible average bench

The WD My Book 500GB averaged 81.5% 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 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 10.2%. 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 33.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,048 samples)
Min Avg Max
22 Read 33.3 40
19.5 Write 31.7 40.5
17.8 Mixed 25.1 30.2
11.5 SusWrite 32.1 42
41.3% 30.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.53 0.6
1.2 4K Write 2.13 2.5
0.51 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
100% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
134GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 40.5
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 41.4
51% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
101% 1.17 MB/s
285GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 31 30 34 33 27 MB/s
Read 37
Write 37.5
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 31.5
45% 33.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
100% 1.13 MB/s
377GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 41 41 42 41 MB/s
Read 40
Write 40.5
Mixed 28
SusWrite 40.8
51% 37.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
63% 0.8 MB/s
141GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 27 27 27 27 26 MB/s
Read 31.8
Write 25.6
Mixed 22.5
SusWrite 26.7
35% 26.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 1.1 MB/s
10GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 26 27 26 25 26 MB/s
Read 26.6
Write 25.6
Mixed 24
SusWrite 25.8
35% 25.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
105% 1.23 MB/s
264GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 27 27 28 26 25 MB/s
Read 29.7
Write 24.9
Mixed 22.4
SusWrite 26.1
34% 25.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
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