Average Bench: 39.1% (41st of 639)

Based on 2,024 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230
Poor: 15%Average: 39.1% Great: 60%

Poor average bench

The WD My Book 1230 4TB averaged 60.8% 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 2.05MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 91.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 4TB is 45.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD My Book 1230 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.85MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 92.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,024 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.5 Read 92.3 145
23.7 Write 91.4 147
23.9 Mixed 61.9 91.7
18.5 SusWrite 88.2 147
112% 83.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.85 1
1.3 4K Write 2.05 2.5
0.7 4K Mixed 0.9 1
103% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
449GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 121 123 121 121 121 MB/s
Read 118
Write 128
Mixed 89
SusWrite 121
156% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
91% 1.13 MB/s
20GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 87 101 139 118 135 MB/s
Read 104
Write 105
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 118
136% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
95% 1.2 MB/s
1TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 103 105 103 103 MB/s
Read 107
Write 107
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 104
133% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
105% 1.3 MB/s
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