Average Bench: 39.3% (40th of 639)

Based on 2,049 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230
Poor: 15%Average: 39.3% Great: 58%

Poor average bench

The WD My Book 1230 2TB averaged 60.7% 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 2.15MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 89.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 2TB is 43.7%. 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 0.79MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 91.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,049 samples)
Min Avg Max
27 Read 91.5 142
23.1 Write 89.2 141
22.6 Mixed 66.2 109
19.4 SusWrite 86.5 142
112% 83.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.46 4K Read 0.79 1
1.6 4K Write 2.15 2.58
0.21 4K Mixed 0.64 1
97.8% 1.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 146 147 146 146 145 MB/s
Read 143
Write 144
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 145
171% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.43 MB/s
2TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 137 136 137 134 135 MB/s
Read 142
Write 145
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 136
169% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
126% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 123 122 125 122 124 MB/s
Read 130
Write 129
Mixed 93.3
SusWrite 124
161% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
122% 1.47 MB/s
649GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 137 134 137 135 137 MB/s
Read 106
Write 102
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 136
140% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
112% 1.4 MB/s
820GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 124 125 124 124 126 MB/s
Read 114
Write 116
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 125
149% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.47 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 125 124 125 125 123 MB/s
Read 116
Write 118
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 124
147% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
112% 1.37 MB/s
776GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 109 108 109 109 108 MB/s
Read 108
Write 106
Mixed 76
SusWrite 108
135% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
116% 1.4 MB/s
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