Average Bench: 40.5% (39th of 639)

Based on 91 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1234 Model: WD My Book 1234
Poor: 15%Average: 40.5% Great: 57%

Below average average bench

The WD My Book 1234 3TB averaged 59.4% 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 1.97MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 108MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1234 3TB is 41.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD My Book 1234 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.73MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.59MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 91 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.8 Read 96.3 146
23.9 Write 88.9 139
24.8 Mixed 68.7 102
34.8 SusWrite 108 145
123% 90.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 0.73 0.91
0.85 4K Write 1.97 2.5
0.18 4K Mixed 0.59 1
89.8% 1.1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 1234
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 139 139 139 139 135 MB/s
Read 146
Write 68
Mixed 66
SusWrite 137
133% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
61% 0.83 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 1234
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 128 129 129 129 126 MB/s
Read 121
Write 124
Mixed 90.4
SusWrite 128
158% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.43 MB/s
1TB free, PID 1234
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 113 117 117 112 117 MB/s
Read 122
Write 120
Mixed 89
SusWrite 115
151% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
116% 1.4 MB/s
1TB free, PID 1234
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 114 113 115 114 114 MB/s
Read 109
Write 107
Mixed 80
SusWrite 114
139% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
116% 1.4 MB/s
605GB free, PID 1234
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 98 97 98 97 MB/s
Read 96.3
Write 97.3
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 97.5
125% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
115% 1.37 MB/s
483GB free, PID 1234
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 93 92 92 92 MB/s
Read 91.8
Write 87.8
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 92.1
115% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
112% 1.33 MB/s
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