Average Bench: 23.5% (175th of 639)

more Based on 16,022 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: 23.5% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 2TB averaged 76.5% 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 1.76MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 48.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 2TB is 31.9%. 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 50.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,022 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.7 Read 50.8 107
20.3 Write 48 104
18 Mixed 33.9 61.5
15.8 SusWrite 48.4 103
60.8% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.63 0.9
0.5 4K Write 1.76 2.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.72 0.9
86.5% 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: 110 110 109 110 109 110 MB/s
Read 114
Write 112
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 110
141% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
112% 1.4 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 95 92 96 93 93 MB/s
Read 92.6
Write 94.9
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 93.7
113% 84 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
100% 1.13 MB/s
559GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 55 46 76 54 43 MB/s
Read 43.8
Write 43.7
Mixed 30
SusWrite 54.3
59% 43 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
48% 0.53 MB/s
250GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 38 38 38 37 MB/s
Read 35.8
Write 36.3
Mixed 33
SusWrite 37.6
49% 35.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
108% 1.23 MB/s
250GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 35 37 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 36
Write 35.7
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 37
48% 35.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
108% 1.23 MB/s
2TB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 36 36 36 36 36 MB/s
Read 40.3
Write 32.7
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 35.9
47% 35.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
91% 1.13 MB/s
121GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 30 28 33 35 34 MB/s
Read 28
Write 36
Mixed 28
SusWrite 31.7
43% 30.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
50% 0.7 MB/s
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