Average Bench: 34% (64th of 639)

Based on 6,018 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 25a1 Model: WD Elements 25A1
Poor: 14%Average: 34% Great: 58%

Poor average bench

The WD Elements 25A1 2TB averaged 66.0% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 9.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.39MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 25A1 2TB is 43.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Elements 25A1 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.37MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,018 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.8 Read 76.8 142
21.7 Write 72.8 116
19.3 Mixed 46.8 75.2
22.1 SusWrite 70.3 111
89.1% 66.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.67 1.4
0.94 4K Write 2.39 4.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
107% 1.24 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.37 0.4
8.9 DQ Write 9.87 10.6
0.5 DQ Mixed 0.53 0.6
355% 3.59 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 104 104 103 104 103 MB/s
Read 170
Write 111
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 104
148% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 7.7
4K Mixed 0.5
282% 2.97 MB/s
633GB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 109 109 110 108 MB/s
Read 153
Write 117
Mixed 79.4
SusWrite 109
148% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.3
176% 2.17 MB/s
645GB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 106 106 106 105 106 MB/s
Read 121
Write 106
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 105
131% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.6
167% 1.93 MB/s
348GB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 90 90 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 122
Write 86.7
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 90.2
118% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.3
167% 1.97 MB/s
354GB free, PID 25a1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 61 60 61 60 60 MB/s
Read 101
Write 100
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 61.8
102% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.5
125% 1.43 MB/s
201GB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 63 62 61 61 MB/s
Read 60.1
Write 61.7
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 61.5
76% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
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