Average Bench: 19% (226th of 639)

Based on 11 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1100 Model: WD i HDS72 External
Poor: 17%Average: 19% Great: 22%

Terrible average bench

The WD i HDS72 External 2TB averaged 80.9% 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 1.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.63MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD i HDS72 External 2TB is just 5.07%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the WD i HDS72 External 2TB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.84MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 38.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.5 Read 38.4 42.3
22.4 Write 38.7 42
7.73 Mixed 30.9 38.4
35.3 SusWrite 40 42.3
50.5% 37 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.47 4K Read 0.84 1.2
1.28 4K Write 1.6 2.2
0.28 4K Mixed 0.63 0.9
79.2% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
800GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 43 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 42.2
Write 41.9
Mixed 38.3
SusWrite 42.3
56% 41.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
106% 1.4 MB/s
794GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 40.7
Write 41.8
Mixed 38.4
SusWrite 42
56% 40.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
103% 1.33 MB/s
832GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 40.2
Write 41.4
Mixed 36.1
SusWrite 41.7
55% 39.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
96% 1.27 MB/s
798GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Read 42
Write 41.2
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 41.6
53% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
77% 0.97 MB/s
365GB free, PID 1100
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 40 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 40.4
Write 39.8
Mixed 32.9
SusWrite 40
52% 38.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
71% 0.93 MB/s
751GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 40 40 39 27 MB/s
Read 42.3
Write 39
Mixed 31
SusWrite 37.4
50% 37.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
77% 0.97 MB/s
68GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Read 35.6
Write 37.2
Mixed 37.2
48% 36.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.28
55% 0.68 MB/s
896GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 33 34 34 34 36 MB/s
Read 31.3
Write 40.3
Mixed 27.3
SusWrite 35.3
47% 33.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
71% 0.9 MB/s
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