Average Bench: 45.8% (27th of 639)

Based on 1,129 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 260d Model: WD My Passport 260D
Poor: 24%Average: 45.8% Great: 68%

Below average average bench

The WD My Passport 260D 2TB averaged 54.1% 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 9.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.62MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Passport 260D 2TB is 44.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD My Passport 260D 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.37MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.79MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,129 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.8 Read 89 155
32 Write 85.9 120
25.9 Mixed 58.6 80.8
34.4 SusWrite 84.9 119
107% 79.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.79 1.5
2.55 4K Write 4.62 8.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.44 0.8
175% 1.95 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.37 0.4
8.46 DQ Write 9.89 12.8
0.4 DQ Mixed 0.54 0.7
356% 3.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
643GB free, PID 260d
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 92 89 98 96 96 MB/s
Read 126
Write 105
Mixed 71.9
SusWrite 94.2
130% 99.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 8.5
4K Mixed 0.7
316% 3.3 MB/s
DQ Read 0.4
DQ Write 9
DQ Mixed 0.6
328% 3.33 MB/s
743GB free, PID 260d
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 88 88 87 87 MB/s
Read 77.3
Write 86.9
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 87.7
107% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.3
164% 1.9 MB/s
1TB free, PID 260d
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 76 76 77 75 76 MB/s
Read 91.9
Write 91.8
Mixed 57.4
SusWrite 76.6
106% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.3
154% 1.63 MB/s
1TB free, PID 260d
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 83 84 84 84 MB/s
Read 80.5
Write 80.5
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 83.7
104% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.4
159% 1.73 MB/s
61GB free, PID 260d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 38 37 37 34 37 MB/s
Read 54.4
Write 34.5
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 35.6
47% 37.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
92% 1.2 MB/s
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