Average Bench: 16.7% (277th of 639)

Based on 379 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 0704 Model: WD 2500BMV External
Poor: 9%Average: 16.7% Great: 20%

Terrible average bench

The WD 2500BMV External 250GB averaged 83.3% 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 Random Write Speed 1.67MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 31.7MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD 2500BMV External 250GB is just 11.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD 2500BMV External 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.46MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 32.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 379 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.5 Read 32.2 38
15.1 Write 30.3 39.9
8.44 Mixed 21.8 35.5
7.64 SusWrite 31.7 41.2
39% 29 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.29 4K Read 0.46 0.52
0.47 4K Write 1.67 2
0.21 4K Mixed 0.46 0.8
74.2% 0.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free, PID 0704
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 40 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 35.7
Write 38.5
Mixed 27.7
SusWrite 39.6
48% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
90% 1.03 MB/s
127GB free, PID 0704
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 41 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 34.6
Write 34.4
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 40
46% 33.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
90% 1.03 MB/s
143GB free, PID 0704
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Read 34.4
Write 37.7
Mixed 25.5
SusWrite 39.9
47% 34.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
90% 1.03 MB/s
9GB free, PID 0704
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 40 40 39 40 MB/s
Read 33.6
Write 30.6
Mixed 25.1
SusWrite 39.3
44% 32.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
87% 1 MB/s
97GB free, PID 0704
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Read 33.1
Write 22.8
Mixed 22.6
SusWrite 41
40% 29.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.93 MB/s
58GB free, PID 0704
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 40 40 40 41 40 MB/s
Read 33.3
Write 33.3
Mixed 23.7
SusWrite 39
44% 32.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
87% 1 MB/s
160GB free, PID 0704
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 38 35 33 35 35 MB/s
Read 34.2
Write 33
Mixed 26
SusWrite 35
44% 32 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
76% 0.87 MB/s
208GB free, PID 0704
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 33.9
Write 28.3
Mixed 24.1
SusWrite 28.6
38% 28.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
117GB free, PID 0704
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 16 16 17 16 16 MB/s
Read 9.2
Write 13
Mixed 6.8
SusWrite 15.7
16% 11.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.3
18% 0.27 MB/s
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