Average Bench: 41.9% (37th of 639)

Based on 3,359 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 25a1 Model: WD Elements 25A1
Poor: 17%Average: 41.9% Great: 63%

Below average average bench

The WD Elements 25A1 3TB averaged 58.1% 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-64Thread Write Speed 9.75MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.35MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 25A1 3TB is 45.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Elements 25A1 3TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.99MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 3,359 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.9 Read 81.5 123
25.7 Write 75.8 108
23.6 Mixed 55.6 77.3
24.7 SusWrite 75.5 108
96.7% 72.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.99 1.5
0.7 4K Write 4.35 7.9
0.2 4K Mixed 0.62 0.9
173% 1.99 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.39 0.49
7.65 DQ Write 9.75 11.3
0.5 DQ Mixed 0.58 0.7
353% 3.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 99 98 99 99 98 MB/s
Read 107
Write 97.2
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 98.5
125% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 7.8
4K Mixed 0.7
294% 3.27 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 100 102 101 102 101 MB/s
Read 116
Write 58.1
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 100
112% 86.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 7
4K Mixed 0.6
264% 3 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 107 106 105 106 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 105
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 106
133% 97.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.7
252% 3 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 97 97 97 97 95 MB/s
Read 117
Write 96
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 96.3
124% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.2
38% 0.67 MB/s
1TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 71 72 70 72 MB/s
Read 69.8
Write 73.7
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 71.5
94% 68.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.2
47% 0.67 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 36 37 36 37 MB/s
Read 38
Write 33.5
Mixed 30.4
SusWrite 36.5
47% 34.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.8
197% 2.17 MB/s
318GB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 26 25 26 26 25 MB/s
Read 29.4
Write 21.6
Mixed 22.4
SusWrite 25.4
33% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
111% 1.53 MB/s
603GB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 8.3 6.1 12 9 5.7 MB/s
Read 4.7
Write 5.2
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 9.1
10% 7.12 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
24% 0.3 MB/s
3,359 MORE »
How Fast Is Your USB? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
USB Flash Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2021 USB Rankings.

We highlight the best USB flash drive in terms of balanced performance and value for money using current prices, sequential read, sequential write , 4k read and 4k write speed. The speeds are combined to form a single effective speed which measures performance for tasks such as copying photos, music and videos. Effective speed is adjusted by current price and capacity to yield value for money. Finally thousands of individual user ratings are used to validate our benchmark figures. [USBFlashPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

639 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different USBs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-10700K $320Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $177
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback