Average Bench: 29.9% (91st of 639)

Based on 1,446 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 259d Model: WD My Passport 259D
Poor: 12%Average: 29.9% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The WD My Passport 259D 2TB averaged 70.0% 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 Random Write Speed 1.71MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 67.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Passport 259D 2TB is 32.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD My Passport 259D 2TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.48MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 68.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,446 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.7 Read 68.1 107
19.9 Write 67.2 106
18.8 Mixed 41.3 59.5
17.2 SusWrite 67.2 108
81.9% 60.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.48 0.6
0.73 4K Write 1.71 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
85.3% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 102 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 99.8
Write 100
Mixed 58.1
SusWrite 101
121% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 110 105 110 109 109 MB/s
Read 81.2
Write 86
Mixed 48.9
SusWrite 109
111% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
961GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 87 89 91 90 90 MB/s
Read 94
Write 94
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 88.4
110% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
663GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 90 90 91 90 MB/s
Read 87
Write 87.8
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 90.1
108% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
879GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 85 84 85 84 MB/s
Read 84.2
Write 84.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 84.6
102% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
432GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 65 65 65 66 65 MB/s
Read 96.9
Write 94.2
Mixed 53.4
SusWrite 65.3
102% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
432GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 65 65 65 68 65 MB/s
Read 94.2
Write 92.3
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 65.5
101% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
983GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 22 28 26 15 9 MB/s
Read 29.2
Write 27.3
Mixed 23.5
SusWrite 21.2
34% 25.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.93 MB/s
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