Average Bench: 24.5% (157th of 639)

more Based on 16,201 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: 24.5% Great: 45%

Very poor average bench

The WD Elements 2TB averaged 75.4% 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 1.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 51.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 2TB is 33.1%. 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 0.75MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 54.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,201 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.5 Read 54.2 110
19 Write 51.3 109
17.9 Mixed 35.3 63.8
14.5 SusWrite 50.9 105
64.2% 47.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.75 0.9
0.4 4K Write 1.75 2.5
0.4 4K Mixed 0.71 0.9
86.7% 1.07 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 98 99 100 100 94 MB/s
Read 99.9
Write 86.3
Mixed 56.9
SusWrite 98.5
114% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
98% 1.13 MB/s
2TB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 100 103 102 104 103 MB/s
Read 97
Write 37.5
Mixed 40
SusWrite 97.5
86% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
36% 0.53 MB/s
309GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 95 94 95 94 MB/s
Read 66.2
Write 67
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 94.3
92% 67 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
90% 1.03 MB/s
339GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 39 40 39 37 MB/s
Read 36.7
Write 38
Mixed 32
SusWrite 38.4
50% 36.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
108% 1.23 MB/s
487GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 34 33 34 33 33 MB/s
Read 31.3
Write 30.7
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 33.3
41% 30.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
88% 1.07 MB/s
159GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 21 21 21 22 MB/s
Read 39.2
Write 38.8
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 21.4
43% 32.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
105% 1.27 MB/s
802GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 26 17 25 26 26 MB/s
Read 7.5
Write 8.7
Mixed 7
SusWrite 24.5
17% 11.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
87% 1 MB/s
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