Average Bench: 75.4% (6th of 639)

Based on 3,273 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 25a3 Model: WD Elements 25A3
Poor: 25%Average: 75.4% Great: 107%

Good average bench

The WD Elements 25A3 6TB averaged 24.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Elements 25A3 6TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 10.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 8.29MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 25A3 6TB is 82.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Elements 25A3 6TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.51MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 0.77MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,273 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.5 Read 140 202
29.7 Write 126 179
26.5 Mixed 88.4 124
26.2 SusWrite 126 181
160% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.9 4K Read 9.04 21.4
2.4 4K Write 8.29 12.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.89 1.1
346% 6.07 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.51 0.7
8.5 DQ Write 10.3 12.2
0.5 DQ Mixed 0.77 1.2
377% 3.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 136 135 136 134 135 MB/s
Read 191
Write 168
Mixed 107
SusWrite 135
196% 150 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 12.1
4K Mixed 1
512% 10.4 MB/s
DQ Read 0.5
DQ Write 11.2
DQ Mixed 0.3
393% 4 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 134 134 133 134 MB/s
Read 146
Write 137
Mixed 87.1
SusWrite 133
168% 126 MB/s
4K Read 8.3
4K Write 11.4
4K Mixed 0.7
442% 6.8 MB/s
DQ Read 0.4
DQ Write 12
DQ Mixed 0.7
433% 4.37 MB/s
193GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 142 139 137 129 140 MB/s
Read 144
Write 146
Mixed 87.6
SusWrite 130
170% 127 MB/s
4K Read 2.9
4K Write 8.2
4K Mixed 0.8
317% 3.97 MB/s
DQ Read 0.5
DQ Write 8.6
DQ Mixed 0.7
318% 3.27 MB/s
5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 162 164 164 164 163 MB/s
Read 145
Write 143
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 163
177% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
95% 1.17 MB/s
4TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 28 30 28 31 27 MB/s
Read 128
Write 136
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 28.7
120% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
126% 1.53 MB/s
261GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.7 MB/s
Read 31
Write 26.5
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 5.5
29% 22.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 1
236% 3.27 MB/s
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