WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Storage Drive Review

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HD Tune Pro 5.50 Benchmarking

HD Tune Pro 5.50 is an extended version of HD Tune which includes many new features such as write benchmark, secure erasing, AAM setting, folder usage view, disk monitor, command line parameters and file benchmark.

Read Performance Testing

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Benchmark Results: The WD My Passport Ultra 1TB portable drive had an average read speed of 86.7MB/s with a burst speed of 180.4MB/s and an access time of 16.2ms. The read performance is fairly linear and started out at 114MB/s on the outer edges of the platters before slowing to 54MB/s on the inner sectors.

Write Performance Testing

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Benchmark Results: The WD My Passport Ultra 1TB had an average write speed of 82.0MB/s with a burst speed of 149.4MB/s and an access time of 16.3ms.

File Testing

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Benchmark Results: The file benchmark results look good with greater than 100 MB/s writes for most file sizes over 16KB. Our real world testing and file backups bounced around a bit, but for the most part were between 75-100MB/s. The drive also felt warm to the touch during use, but never got much hotter than 31-34C during use.

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