Average Bench: 30% (92nd of 639)

Based on 2,191 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 259f Model: WD My Passport 259F
Poor: 13%Average: 30% Great: 44%

Poor average bench

The WD My Passport 259F 2TB averaged 69.9% 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 Random Write Speed 1.69MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 68.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD My Passport 259F 2TB is 31.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD My Passport 259F 2TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.48MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 69.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,191 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.4 Read 69.3 107
21.1 Write 68.8 107
19.6 Mixed 42.5 60.3
21.3 SusWrite 67.3 108
83.3% 62 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.48 0.6
0.64 4K Write 1.69 2
0.4 4K Mixed 0.75 0.9
84.8% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 259f
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 79 73 79 71 79 MB/s
Read 99.5
Write 68.5
Mixed 59
SusWrite 76.6
98% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
977GB free, PID 259f
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 88 89 89 88 MB/s
Read 81.3
Write 84.5
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 88.1
103% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.1 MB/s
262GB free, PID 259f
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 65 64 67 66 64 MB/s
Read 59.5
Write 60.8
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 65.3
77% 56.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
73% 0.87 MB/s
1TB free, PID 259f
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 54 52 56 51 55 MB/s
Read 63.3
Write 56.5
Mixed 37.9
SusWrite 53.9
70% 52.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
90% 1.03 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 259f
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 32 37 38 38 37 MB/s
Read 33
Write 31.3
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 35.1
44% 31.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
76% 0.87 MB/s
429GB free, PID 259f
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 27 28 27 28 27 MB/s
Read 32.1
Write 23.7
Mixed 23.6
SusWrite 27.5
35% 26.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
87% 1 MB/s
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