Average Bench: 24.2% (168th of 639)

more Based on 23,844 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: 13%Average: 24.2% Great: 45%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 2TB averaged 75.8% 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 1.74MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 50.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 2TB is 32.8%. 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 52.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,844 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.5 Read 52.6 108
20.5 Write 49.9 109
20 Mixed 35 72.7
16 SusWrite 50.7 106
63.2% 47 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.63 0.9
0.4 4K Write 1.74 2.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.71 1
85.7% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
853GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 82 83 83 84 84 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 82.3
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 82.9
100% 74.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 73 81 80 80 83 MB/s
Read 78.7
Write 68.8
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 79.2
93% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
90% 1.03 MB/s
51GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 50 49 51 51 50 MB/s
Read 77
Write 77.2
Mixed 43.8
SusWrite 50.1
82% 62 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
87% 1 MB/s
49GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 51 51 51 51 50 MB/s
Read 57.3
Write 59
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 50.6
68% 50.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
94% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 37 37 37 37 37 MB/s
Read 34.4
Write 27.9
Mixed 27.7
SusWrite 37.2
43% 31.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
86% 0.97 MB/s
254GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 38 39 39 38 MB/s
Read 36.2
Write 36
Mixed 27.3
SusWrite 38.3
47% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
81% 1.03 MB/s
982GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 38 38 39 38 MB/s
Read 35.7
Write 32.3
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 38.2
45% 33.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
81% 1 MB/s
1TB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 39 39 38 39 39 MB/s
Read 37.5
Write 37.5
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 38.3
48% 35.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
78% 1 MB/s
5GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 20 20 19 20 20 MB/s
Read 31.6
Write 26.1
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 19.6
32% 24.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
70% 0.87 MB/s
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