Average Bench: 20.1% (207th of 639)

Based on 1,435 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 0730 Model: WD My Passport 0730
Poor: 11%Average: 20.1% Great: 31%

Very poor average bench

The WD My Passport Essential USB 3.0 500GB averaged 79.9% 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 1.24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 43.8MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Passport Essential USB 3.0 500GB is 20.1%. 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 0.45MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 46.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,435 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.7 Read 46.2 74.1
18.9 Write 43.8 72.9
13.2 Mixed 33.5 55.7
13.9 SusWrite 43.2 72.7
56.1% 41.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.45 0.6
0.32 4K Write 1.24 1.6
0.13 4K Mixed 0.49 0.7
60.5% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 70 70 70 69 70 MB/s
Read 64.6
Write 63.2
Mixed 51.6
SusWrite 69.5
85% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
70% 0.83 MB/s
319GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 64 64 64 64 MB/s
Read 66.5
Write 63.3
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 64
84% 61.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
56% 0.7 MB/s
91GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 57 58 58 57 57 MB/s
Read 51.2
Write 53
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 57.1
70% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
50% 0.63 MB/s
248GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 36 35 35 36 36 MB/s
Read 38
Write 36.8
Mixed 27.7
SusWrite 35.6
46% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.93 MB/s
36GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 37 37 37 36 34 MB/s
Read 36
Write 34
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 36.1
45% 33.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.9 MB/s
170GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 26 26 26 26 MB/s
Read 29.7
Write 22.3
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 25.6
33% 24.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.87 MB/s
193GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 26 27 26 27 27 MB/s
Read 29.8
Write 21.2
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 26.6
33% 24.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
60% 0.73 MB/s
466GB free, PID 0730
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 0 0 0.1 22 23 MB/s
Read 42.8
Write 41.5
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 7.5
40% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
67% 0.83 MB/s
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