Average Bench: 25.1% (158th of 639)

more Based on 32,080 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: 12%Average: 25.1% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 2TB averaged 74.8% 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 1.79MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 52.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 2TB is 32.5%. 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 0.63MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 55.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,080 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.9 Read 55.1 109
21.9 Write 52.7 108
20 Mixed 36.4 69.4
17.9 SusWrite 52.7 110
66.1% 49.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.63 0.9
0.6 4K Write 1.79 2.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.71 1
87.5% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 107c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 144 144 145 146 146 MB/s
Read 146
Write 148
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 144
167% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 109 108 109 109 109 MB/s
Read 114
Write 115
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 109
134% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
100% 1.13 MB/s
724GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 70 72 71 69 68 MB/s
Read 100
Write 100
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 69.2
104% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 1.1 MB/s
214GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 35 36 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 36.3
Write 36.7
Mixed 26.9
SusWrite 35.4
46% 33.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
105% 1.27 MB/s
701GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 36.4
Write 34.7
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 38.5
47% 34.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
88% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 39 39 40 40 39 MB/s
Read 38.2
Write 37.6
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 37.7
48% 35.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
81% 1.03 MB/s
2TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 32 32 33 33 29 MB/s
Read 31.7
Write 28.4
Mixed 21.9
SusWrite 31.9
38% 28.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
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