Average Bench: 15.3% (314th of 639)

Based on 810 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1003 Model: WD 15EADS External
Poor: 10%Average: 15.3% Great: 20%

Terrible average bench

The WD 15EADS External 1.5TB averaged 84.6% 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 1.21MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 31MB/s

Excellent consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD 15EADS External 1.5TB is just 9.77%. This is an extremely narrow range which indicates that the WD 15EADS External 1.5TB performs superbly consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.52MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 33.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 810 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.6 Read 33.4 39.9
19.1 Write 30.5 39.7
9.22 Mixed 23.7 33.7
11.2 SusWrite 31 41.4
39.8% 29.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.33 4K Read 0.52 0.6
0.57 4K Write 1.21 2
0.13 4K Mixed 0.41 0.6
57% 0.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
103GB free, PID 1003
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 37 37 37 37 37 MB/s
Read 36.8
Write 37
Mixed 30
SusWrite 37
48% 35.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
94% 1.1 MB/s
103GB free, PID 1003
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 37 36 38 38 MB/s
Read 38
Write 36.5
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 37.2
48% 35.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
91% 1.07 MB/s
71GB free, PID 1003
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 44 44 44 43 MB/s
Read 39
Write 40.8
Mixed 30
SusWrite 42.9
52% 38.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
67% 0.83 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 1003
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 41 41 36 42 42 MB/s
Read 39.3
Write 38.8
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 40.1
52% 38.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
63% 0.8 MB/s
2GB free, PID 1003
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 39 40 36 37 36 MB/s
Read 42.2
Write 37
Mixed 29
SusWrite 37.3
48% 36.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
57% 0.73 MB/s
668GB free, PID 1003
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 39 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 33
Write 34.3
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 40.7
47% 34 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
53% 0.67 MB/s
668GB free, PID 1003
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 39 40 41 41 MB/s
Read 33.7
Write 34.7
Mixed 27.7
SusWrite 39.9
47% 34 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
50% 0.63 MB/s
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