Average Bench: 57.1% (17th of 639)

Based on 322 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 25a3 Model: WD Elements 25A3
Poor: 19%Average: 57.1% Great: 89%

Average average bench

The WD Elements 25A3 6TB averaged 42.9% 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 9.33MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.22MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 25A3 6TB is 70.1%. 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 0.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.92MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 322 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.8 Read 130 183
27.4 Write 125 171
26.9 Mixed 93 131
26.2 SusWrite 128 172
161% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.92 11.4
1.53 4K Write 3.22 9.1
0.29 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
148% 2.02 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.4 0.5
8.56 DQ Write 9.33 9.74
0.5 DQ Mixed 0.62 0.7
340% 3.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 184 187 184 187 183 MB/s
Read 194
Write 182
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 185
217% 163 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 9.4
4K Mixed 0.7
408% 9.2 MB/s
DQ Read 0.4
DQ Write 9.2
DQ Mixed 0.7
338% 3.43 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 152 154 152 154 152 MB/s
Read 197
Write 173
Mixed 100
SusWrite 153
204% 156 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 9.6
4K Mixed 0.7
419% 9.6 MB/s
DQ Read 0.4
DQ Write 9.3
DQ Mixed 0.6
338% 3.43 MB/s
4.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 173 174 171 173 170 MB/s
Read 181
Write 164
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 172
200% 151 MB/s
4K Read 8.3
4K Write 9.2
4K Mixed 0.8
371% 6.1 MB/s
DQ Read 0.5
DQ Write 9.6
DQ Mixed 0.6
349% 3.57 MB/s
1TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 129 131 129 130 127 MB/s
Read 137
Write 132
Mixed 110
SusWrite 130
172% 127 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 7.9
4K Mixed 0.8
313% 4.43 MB/s
553GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 94 94 94 93 94 MB/s
Read 97.5
Write 94.1
Mixed 76.6
SusWrite 93.6
122% 90.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
130% 1.57 MB/s
775GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 82 82 81 83 MB/s
Read 119
Write 133
Mixed 111
SusWrite 82.2
151% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.47 MB/s
242GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 25 25 25 25 24 MB/s
Read 27.5
Write 19.7
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 24.8
31% 23.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.1
201% 2.53 MB/s
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