Average Bench: 40.5% (42nd of 639)

Based on 3,296 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230
Poor: 15%Average: 40.5% Great: 59%

Below average average bench

The WD My Book 1230 2TB averaged 59.4% 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 2.16MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 94.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 2TB is 43.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD My Book 1230 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.88MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 94.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,296 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.2 Read 94.6 143
24.3 Write 94.5 145
23 Mixed 63.6 93.7
22.5 SusWrite 91.5 142
116% 86 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1
1.21 4K Write 2.16 2.6
0.6 4K Mixed 0.91 1
108% 1.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 125 126 128 129 127 MB/s
Read 139
Write 142
Mixed 96.6
SusWrite 127
170% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
126% 1.53 MB/s
555GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 121 121 122 121 122 MB/s
Read 106
Write 106
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 122
139% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
111% 1.3 MB/s
849GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 109 106 109 107 107 MB/s
Read 103
Write 103
Mixed 75.1
SusWrite 108
132% 97.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
105% 1.3 MB/s
671GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 72 72 71 73 74 MB/s
Read 107
Write 104
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 72.7
118% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
105% 1.3 MB/s
259GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 87 89 87 88 89 MB/s
Read 75.7
Write 77.4
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 88.1
103% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
105% 1.3 MB/s
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