Average Bench: 39.3% (47th of 639)

Based on 2,992 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230
Poor: 15%Average: 39.3% Great: 59%

Poor average bench

The WD My Book 1230 3TB averaged 60.6% 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 90.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 3TB is 44%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD My Book 1230 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.86MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 91.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,992 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.3 Read 91.3 146
24.7 Write 90.7 147
23.6 Mixed 62.9 91.8
22.1 SusWrite 88.5 143
112% 83.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1
1.5 4K Write 2.15 2.5
0.7 4K Mixed 0.91 1
107% 1.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
358GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 150 150 149 150 148 MB/s
Read 150
Write 148
Mixed 81
SusWrite 150
177% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.47 MB/s
358GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 150 147 148 150 149 MB/s
Read 148
Write 150
Mixed 85
SusWrite 149
179% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.47 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 141 139 138 139 136 MB/s
Read 140
Write 142
Mixed 81
SusWrite 139
169% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
122% 1.47 MB/s
1TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 108 108 109 109 110 MB/s
Read 111
Write 101
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 109
128% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
126% 1.5 MB/s
2TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 43 42 45 44 51 MB/s
Read 130
Write 128
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 45.2
121% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
95% 1.17 MB/s
587GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 69 69 68 69 70 MB/s
Read 87.8
Write 72.7
Mixed 52.8
SusWrite 68.6
93% 70.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
109% 1.33 MB/s
387GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 26 25 25 26 25 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 16.2
Mixed 24
SusWrite 25
31% 24.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
111% 1.3 MB/s
435GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 12 12 12 12 13 MB/s
Read 35.3
Write 35.5
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 12.1
36% 27.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
105% 1.27 MB/s
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