Average Bench: 29.8% (94th of 639)

Based on 2,450 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 259d Model: WD My Passport 259D
Poor: 13%Average: 29.8% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The WD My Passport 259D 2TB averaged 70.2% 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 1.69MB/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 31.3%. 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 68MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,450 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.9 Read 68 108
21.4 Write 67.1 105
19.2 Mixed 41.6 59.8
19.8 SusWrite 66.9 106
81.9% 60.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.49 0.6
0.47 4K Write 1.69 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.74 0.9
84.7% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 107 107 108 108 105 MB/s
Read 103
Write 101
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 106
123% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 1.1 MB/s
2TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 108 109 108 109 107 MB/s
Read 103
Write 104
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 108
126% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
84% 0.97 MB/s
1TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 100 101 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 104
Write 102
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 100
123% 91.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
87% 1 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 98 99 98 99 99 MB/s
Read 99.2
Write 99.5
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 98.5
119% 88.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
100% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 91 90 91 90 91 MB/s
Read 87.9
Write 87.4
Mixed 53.3
SusWrite 90.2
107% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
90% 1.03 MB/s
570GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 42 42 43 43 43 MB/s
Read 43.5
Write 41.8
Mixed 32.3
SusWrite 42.6
54% 40.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
87% 1 MB/s
712GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 26 26 25 26 26 MB/s
Read 28.2
Write 23.5
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 25.7
33% 24.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
84% 0.97 MB/s
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