Average Bench: 39% (45th of 639)

Based on 35 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1026 Model: WD Authorized HDD
Poor: 17%Average: 39% Great: 52%

Poor average bench

The WD Authorized HDD 2TB averaged 61.0% 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 2.24MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 100MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Authorized HDD 2TB is 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Authorized HDD 2TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.64MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 87.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.4 Read 87.6 122
20 Write 85.2 118
25.4 Mixed 54.2 103
29.5 SusWrite 100 124
111% 81.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.64 0.8
1.15 4K Write 2.24 2.7
0.19 4K Mixed 0.63 1
99.7% 1.17 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 1026
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 122 123 123 122 123 MB/s
Read 116
Write 113
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 122
139% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
125% 1.47 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 1026
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 119 122 123 121 121 MB/s
Read 115
Write 111
Mixed 54.6
SusWrite 121
134% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
122% 1.4 MB/s
659GB free, PID 1026
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 106 106 105 108 107 MB/s
Read 108
Write 103
Mixed 50
SusWrite 100
120% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
91% 1.07 MB/s
21GB free, PID 1026
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 88 99 112 102 MB/s
Read 92.2
Write 94.3
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 95.2
110% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
119% 1.4 MB/s
624GB free, PID 1026
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 41 42 42 MB/s
Read 40.9
Write 40.7
Mixed 33.3
SusWrite 41.3
53% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
94% 1.1 MB/s
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