Average Bench: 49.1% (25th of 639)

Based on 1,524 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 25a3 Model: WD Elements 25A3
Poor: 17%Average: 49.1% Great: 67%

Below average average bench

The WD Elements 25A3 5TB averaged 50.9% 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-64Thread Write Speed 10.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.53MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 25A3 5TB is 50.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Elements 25A3 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.98MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,524 samples)
Min Avg Max
31 Read 116 166
26.8 Write 116 164
24.8 Mixed 91.2 126
21.8 SusWrite 111 162
147% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.98 1.1
1.91 4K Write 2.53 2.8
0.9 4K Mixed 1 1.1
124% 1.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 DQ Read 0.4 0.4
10.3 DQ Write 10.3 10.3
0.8 DQ Mixed 0.8 0.8
379% 3.83 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
873GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 171 172 172 172 174 MB/s
Read 151
Write 153
Mixed 122
SusWrite 172
205% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
130% 1.6 MB/s
2TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 161 159 160 154 160 MB/s
Read 156
Write 163
Mixed 131
SusWrite 158
208% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
136% 1.63 MB/s
2TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 122 122 122 123 123 MB/s
Read 117
Write 119
Mixed 102
SusWrite 122
157% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
126% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 98 98 98 97 MB/s
Read 101
Write 102
Mixed 87.4
SusWrite 97.7
132% 97 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
120% 1.5 MB/s
3TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 43 42 42 MB/s
Read 42.3
Write 39.2
Mixed 33.9
SusWrite 42.2
53% 39.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
136% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 34 41 40 42 42 MB/s
Read 40.1
Write 38.5
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 38.5
50% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
126% 1.5 MB/s
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