Average Bench: 40.9% (43rd of 639)

Based on 7,979 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 1230 Model: WD My Book 1230
Poor: 15%Average: 40.9% Great: 59%

Below average average bench

The WD My Book 1230 3TB averaged 59.1% 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 2.18MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 96.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Book 1230 3TB is 43.8%. 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 0.87MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 96.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,979 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.3 Read 96.4 143
24.8 Write 96.1 144
24.2 Mixed 67.2 96.9
20 SusWrite 91.7 143
118% 87.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1
1.55 4K Write 2.18 2.5
0.7 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%
2.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 136 139 139 139 140 MB/s
Read 129
Write 133
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 139
161% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
95% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 137 137 139 139 139 MB/s
Read 121
Write 122
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 138
158% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
105% 1.3 MB/s
488GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 137 139 138 138 137 MB/s
Read 114
Write 121
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 136
155% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
122% 1.4 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 109 127 126 130 129 MB/s
Read 107
Write 104
Mixed 59
SusWrite 124
133% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
108% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 77 77 77 77 77 MB/s
Read 94
Write 91.6
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 76.7
111% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
102% 1.27 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 34 35 35 35 35 MB/s
Read 34.2
Write 33.4
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 34.5
44% 32.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
112% 1.37 MB/s
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