Average Bench: 29.8% (103rd of 639)

Based on 3,839 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 259d Model: WD My Passport 259D
Poor: 13%Average: 29.8% Great: 43%

Very poor average bench

The WD My Passport 259D 2TB averaged 70.1% 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 1.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 67.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Passport 259D 2TB is 30.1%. 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 0.49MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 67.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,839 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.9 Read 67.7 106
23.6 Write 67.1 106
22 Mixed 42.5 59.9
20.9 SusWrite 66.8 104
82.2% 61 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.49 0.6
1.1 4K Write 1.73 2
0.51 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
85.8% 0.99 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 83 101 100 99 99 MB/s
Read 102
Write 102
Mixed 58.1
SusWrite 97
120% 89.6 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: 105 105 100 103 105 108 MB/s
Read 96.1
Write 101
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 104
122% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
73% 0.87 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 98 101 99 97 100 MB/s
Read 81
Write 93.3
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 99.2
111% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 1.1 MB/s
852GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 93 93 93 94 96 MB/s
Read 88.4
Write 97.7
Mixed 53.9
SusWrite 93.4
113% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
87% 1 MB/s
459GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 78 78 78 79 77 MB/s
Read 99
Write 106
Mixed 61.9
SusWrite 77.7
115% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 37 37 35 38 32 MB/s
Read 50.6
Write 37.9
Mixed 27.9
SusWrite 35.8
49% 38 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
74% 0.97 MB/s
993GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 16 16 16 16 16 MB/s
Read 104
Write 15.7
Mixed 19
SusWrite 16
38% 38.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.5
22% 0.63 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 31 30 24 28 31 MB/s
Read 49.7
Write 44
Mixed 22.1
SusWrite 29
46% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.4
56% 0.7 MB/s
513GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 32 31 32 32 32 MB/s
Read 52.9
Write 31
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 31.4
45% 35.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
48% 0.77 MB/s
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