Average Bench: 26.2% (144th of 639)

Based on 3,405 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 0740 Model: WD My Passport 0740
Poor: 13%Average: 26.2% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The WD My Passport 0740 1TB averaged 73.8% 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 1.47MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 58.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Passport 0740 1TB is 31%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD My Passport 0740 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.44MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 60.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,405 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.1 Read 60.3 103
19.4 Write 57.6 101
17.5 Mixed 37.3 60.1
20.4 SusWrite 58.9 103
71.9% 53.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.44 0.5
0.3 4K Write 1.47 2.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
71.5% 0.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
463GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 91 89 91 89 91 MB/s
Read 56.2
Write 74
Mixed 35.8
SusWrite 89.9
90% 64 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
94% 1.07 MB/s
650GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 82 83 83 83 82 MB/s
Read 86.6
Write 78.5
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 81.9
90% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
25% 0.37 MB/s
880GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 70 70 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 78.4
Write 78.8
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 69.5
94% 69.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.93 MB/s
108GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 80 71 69 64 83 MB/s
Read 98.5
Write 94.7
Mixed 32
SusWrite 72.7
96% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
851GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 70 71 70 71 71 MB/s
Read 70.2
Write 68.1
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 70.7
83% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.83 MB/s
28GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 29 28 29 28 28 MB/s
Read 78.7
Write 26.6
Mixed 32.4
SusWrite 28.3
48% 41.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.4 MB/s
457GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 16 16 17 25 39 MB/s
Read 37.8
Write 37.2
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 21.4
41% 31.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
111% 1.23 MB/s
265GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 16 19 40 23 39 MB/s
Read 51.3
Write 21
Mixed 25.1
SusWrite 32.3
40% 32.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
39% 0.5 MB/s
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