Average Bench: 34.9% (59th of 639)

Based on 6,556 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 25a1 Model: WD Elements 25A1
Poor: 14%Average: 34.9% Great: 59%

Poor average bench

The WD Elements 25A1 2TB averaged 65.0% 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 8.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.49MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 25A1 2TB is 44.6%. 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 0.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.67MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,556 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.5 Read 78.6 146
22.3 Write 74.1 116
20.9 Mixed 47.3 75.9
20.6 SusWrite 72 111
90.8% 68 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.67 1.4
0.99 4K Write 2.49 4.6
0.3 4K Mixed 0.67 0.9
110% 1.28 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.35 0.4
8.8 DQ Write 8.85 8.9
0.5 DQ Mixed 0.5 0.5
319% 3.23 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 118 118 114 118 117 MB/s
Read 147
Write 116
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 117
151% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 7
4K Mixed 0.7
266% 2.93 MB/s
1TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 103 103 103 103 MB/s
Read 108
Write 107
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 103
129% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.5
166% 1.87 MB/s
1TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 99 98 101 99 96 MB/s
Read 90.5
Write 91
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 99
104% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.43 MB/s
57GB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 79 80 80 81 80 MB/s
Read 62.5
Write 63.2
Mixed 39.8
SusWrite 80.2
84% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
422GB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 67 68 67 68 MB/s
Read 74.2
Write 76.1
Mixed 46.8
SusWrite 67.3
89% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
87% 1 MB/s
166GB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 59 58 58 58 59 MB/s
Read 57.7
Write 59
Mixed 39.9
SusWrite 58.3
73% 53.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
87% 1 MB/s
339GB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 11 10 10 11 11 MB/s
Read 29.8
Write 21.9
Mixed 21.5
SusWrite 10.5
27% 20.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
90% 1.03 MB/s
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