Average Bench: 29.6% (93rd of 639)

Based on 1,253 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 259d Model: WD My Passport 259D
Poor: 12%Average: 29.6% Great: 44%

Very poor average bench

The WD My Passport 259D 2TB averaged 70.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.71MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 66.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Passport 259D 2TB is 32.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD My Passport 259D 2TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.48MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 67.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,253 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.4 Read 67.9 107
19.4 Write 66.8 107
18.4 Mixed 41.1 59.5
15.6 SusWrite 66 107
81.2% 60.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.48 0.6
0.6 4K Write 1.71 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.75 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: 108 107 107 108 107 107 MB/s
Read 104
Write 105
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 107
127% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
94% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 102 100 101 97 MB/s
Read 93.5
Write 98.7
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 100
118% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.1 MB/s
833GB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 20 21 21 21 MB/s
Read 20.2
Write 20.3
Mixed 18.8
SusWrite 20.9
28% 20 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.87 MB/s
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