Average Bench: 87.3% (5th of 639)

Based on 35 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 25a3 Model: WD Elements 25A3
Poor: 38%Average: 87.3% Great: 103%

Very good average bench

The WD Elements 25A3 16TB averaged just 12.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Elements 25A3 16TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 9.34MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 7.67MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 25A3 16TB is 65.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Elements 25A3 16TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 3.02MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 6.53MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.5 Read 174 218
27 Write 176 221
19.5 Mixed 140 167
19.3 SusWrite 169 225
224% 165 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 6.53 9.9
5.5 4K Write 7.67 9.8
0.4 4K Mixed 2.38 2.9
366% 5.53 MB/s
Min Avg Max
2.4 DQ Read 3.02 3.4
9.2 DQ Write 9.34 9.4
1.9 DQ Mixed 2.18 2.5
403% 4.85 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 158 156 159 164 157 MB/s
Read 146
Write 148
Mixed 91.6
SusWrite 159
184% 136 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 9.8
4K Mixed 2.4
434% 5.77 MB/s
DQ Read 2.4
DQ Write 9.4
DQ Mixed 2.1
400% 4.63 MB/s
7TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 175 176 179 177 159 MB/s
Read 166
Write 169
Mixed 140
SusWrite 174
222% 162 MB/s
4K Read 7.1
4K Write 7.4
4K Mixed 2.4
360% 5.63 MB/s
4.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 158 154 157 153 160 MB/s
Read 154
Write 153
Mixed 135
SusWrite 156
204% 149 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 2.7
358% 4.9 MB/s
105GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 95 97 105 102 96 MB/s
Read 193
Write 189
Mixed 158
SusWrite 99.6
212% 160 MB/s
4K Read 8.5
4K Write 7.4
4K Mixed 2.6
372% 6.17 MB/s
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