Average Bench: 37.5% (51st of 639)

Based on 18,642 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 25a2 Model: WD Elements 25A2
Poor: 15%Average: 37.5% Great: 63%

Poor average bench

The WD Elements 25A2 1TB averaged 62.5% 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 10.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.05MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 25A2 1TB is 47.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Elements 25A2 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.85MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,642 samples)
Min Avg Max
27.6 Read 81.4 150
22.6 Write 74.9 116
21.8 Mixed 50.4 81
24.3 SusWrite 73.9 115
93.6% 70.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.85 1.7
1.4 4K Write 3.05 6.5
0.3 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
131% 1.53 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 DQ Read 0.4 0.4
9.3 DQ Write 10.4 11.6
0.5 DQ Mixed 0.56 0.6
374% 3.78 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 119 118 120 119 119 MB/s
Read 130
Write 106
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 118
148% 111 MB/s
4K Read 2.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 2.4 MB/s
179GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 114 113 115 120 121 MB/s
Read 59.7
Write 60
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 116
102% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.4
159% 1.77 MB/s
474GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 104 105 104 95 102 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 69
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 102
102% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.3
163% 1.83 MB/s
637GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 96 95 95 95 96 MB/s
Read 100
Write 100
Mixed 60
SusWrite 95.2
119% 89 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
107% 1.2 MB/s
20GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 100 95 101 100 101 MB/s
Read 53.5
Write 54.8
Mixed 39.5
SusWrite 99.8
87% 61.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
87% 1.03 MB/s
930GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 25 26 26 26 26 MB/s
Read 30.1
Write 23.6
Mixed 24.1
SusWrite 25.3
34% 25.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
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