Average Bench: 24.2% (166th of 639)

Based on 2,206 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 0740 Model: WD My Passport 0740
Poor: 12%Average: 24.2% Great: 37%

Very poor average bench

The WD My Passport 0740 500GB averaged 75.8% 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 1.52MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 52.9MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Passport 0740 500GB is 25.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD My Passport 0740 500GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.43MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 54.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,206 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.3 Read 54.2 88.5
20.2 Write 52.8 88.2
17.3 Mixed 35.1 54
18.4 SusWrite 52.9 88.6
65.6% 48.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.43 0.5
0.4 4K Write 1.52 2.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.61 0.8
74.3% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
464GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 90 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Read 86.7
Write 88.8
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 89.2
106% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
68GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 81 81 81 80 81 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 81
Mixed 49.9
SusWrite 80.6
98% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
76% 0.87 MB/s
302GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 79 79 79 78 MB/s
Read 77
Write 74.5
Mixed 46.8
SusWrite 78.9
93% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.9 MB/s
299GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 70 70 70 70 70 MB/s
Read 72.7
Write 76.3
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 69.6
89% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
83% 0.93 MB/s
114GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 50 50 50 50 50 MB/s
Read 66.7
Write 65.8
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 49.7
75% 56.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
90% 1.03 MB/s
438GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 41 42 42 41 MB/s
Read 41
Write 40.7
Mixed 29
SusWrite 41
51% 37.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
87% 1 MB/s
28GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 40 40 40 40 39 MB/s
Read 37.2
Write 33
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 39.1
43% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
26% 0.4 MB/s
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