Average Bench: 26% (845th of 1015)

Based on 28 user benchmarks.  Model: WD My Passport 261B

Very poor average bench

The WD My Passport 261B 1TB averaged 74.0% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 3.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 5.68MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Passport 261B 1TB is 78.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD My Passport 261B 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 36.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 42.5MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 28 samples)
Min Avg Max
7.5 Read 51.8 235
7.5 Write 42.5 142
7.7 Mixed 45.7 170
8.2 SusWrite 36.1 114
32.8% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.1 4K Read 5.68 8
0.1 4K Write 2.87 4.4
0.1 4K Mixed 3.93 5.7
727% 4.16 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
149GB free
Firmware: 3005
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 35 39 34 38 35 MB/s
Read 41.5
Write 39.3
Mixed 40
SusWrite 36.9
29% 39.4 MB/s
4K Read 8
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 5.7
1,048% 6.03 MB/s
917GB free
Firmware: 3005
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 28 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 33
Write 25.5
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 28.3
21% 28.7 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 4.1
733% 4.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,651,430 HDDs tested.

Typical My Passport 261B 1TB Builds (Compare 49 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop 49%
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 20269

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $281

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