Average Bench: 70% (7th of 639)

Based on 1,624 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 25a3 Model: WD Elements 25A3
Poor: 24%Average: 70% Great: 102%

Good average bench

The WD Elements 25A3 6TB averaged 29.9% 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 9.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 6.73MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 25A3 6TB is 78.3%. 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 0.42MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 0.62MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,624 samples)
Min Avg Max
32.8 Read 136 197
28.4 Write 122 177
26.8 Mixed 88.1 126
27.2 SusWrite 129 181
159% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 6.01 20
2.2 4K Write 6.73 11.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.82 1.1
279% 4.52 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.42 0.6
8.5 DQ Write 9.62 11.9
0.4 DQ Mixed 0.62 0.8
350% 3.55 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 173 175 172 173 171 MB/s
Read 184
Write 168
Mixed 121
SusWrite 173
217% 162 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 9.3
4K Mixed 0.8
358% 4.7 MB/s
DQ Read 0.4
DQ Write 8.6
DQ Mixed 0.7
318% 3.23 MB/s
1TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 111 111 111 110 111 MB/s
Read 145
Write 132
Mixed 93.3
SusWrite 111
159% 120 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 12
4K Mixed 0.9
468% 6.93 MB/s
DQ Read 0.5
DQ Write 8.4
DQ Mixed 0.7
311% 3.2 MB/s
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