Average Bench: 23.7% (179th of 639)

more Based on 35,768 user benchmarks.  Devices: VID 1058 PID 1048, VID 1058 PID 107c, VID 1058 PID 10b8, VID 1058 PID 1021 Models: WD Elements 1048, WD Elements 107C, WD Elements 10B8, WD Ext HDD 1021
Poor: 11%Average: 23.7% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 2TB averaged 76.3% 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 1.72MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 49.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 2TB is 33.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Elements 2TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.62MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 50.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,768 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.1 Read 50.9 109
17.2 Write 49.1 110
17.5 Mixed 34.9 70.5
12.5 SusWrite 49.7 105
62.2% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.62 0.9
0.4 4K Write 1.72 2.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.69 1
84.4% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 108 109 109 110 MB/s
Read 105
Write 104
Mixed 59.6
SusWrite 109
127% 94.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
90% 1.03 MB/s
933GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 90 90 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 94.8
Write 102
Mixed 58.1
SusWrite 88
115% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
80% 0.93 MB/s
933GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 90 89 88 88 87 MB/s
Read 94
Write 103
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 87.3
115% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
80% 0.93 MB/s
802GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 79 78 81 81 MB/s
Read 58.6
Write 62.9
Mixed 41.3
SusWrite 80.4
84% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
91% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 41 41 42 42 MB/s
Read 51.7
Write 37.6
Mixed 30.8
SusWrite 41
52% 40.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
77% 0.97 MB/s
2TB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 35 29 26 27 27 MB/s
Read 61.1
Write 24.6
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 29.7
44% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 2.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
70% 1.43 MB/s
1TB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 33 32 31 32 32 MB/s
Read 51.3
Write 35.8
Mixed 28.9
SusWrite 32.1
47% 37 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
74% 0.93 MB/s
44GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 34 33 34 34 34 MB/s
Read 55.7
Write 30.2
Mixed 27.9
SusWrite 33.8
46% 36.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
51% 1.03 MB/s
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