Average Bench: 20.3% (212th of 639)

Based on 2,489 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 0730 Model: WD My Passport 0730
Poor: 10%Average: 20.3% Great: 31%

Very poor average bench

The WD My Passport Essential USB 3.0 500GB averaged 79.6% 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 1.23MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 44.4MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Passport Essential USB 3.0 500GB is 20.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD My Passport Essential USB 3.0 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 46.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,489 samples)
Min Avg Max
22 Read 46.6 75.5
17.5 Write 44.4 73.8
16.8 Mixed 33.8 53.9
16.7 SusWrite 44.4 73.5
57% 42.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.33 4K Read 0.46 0.6
0.3 4K Write 1.23 1.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.54 0.7
61.9% 0.74 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
362GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Read 72.6
Write 73.1
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 75.2
92% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.93 MB/s
388GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 60 59 59 59 59 MB/s
Read 62
Write 53.3
Mixed 50.9
SusWrite 58.9
76% 56.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
67% 0.83 MB/s
89GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 51 50 51 51 49 MB/s
Read 53
Write 50.8
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 50.5
67% 49.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
53% 0.67 MB/s
205GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 36 36 35 35 36 MB/s
Read 31.1
Write 27.2
Mixed 19.7
SusWrite 35.2
38% 28.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
26% 0.4 MB/s
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