Average Bench: 37.2% (49th of 639)

Based on 16,848 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 25a2 Model: WD Elements 25A2
Poor: 15%Average: 37.2% Great: 60%

Poor average bench

The WD Elements 25A2 1TB averaged 62.7% 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 10MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.93MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 25A2 1TB is 44.8%. 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 0.81MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,848 samples)
Min Avg Max
25.6 Read 81.8 146
23.3 Write 75.6 116
21.3 Mixed 50.5 80.6
23.9 SusWrite 74.3 113
94.1% 70.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.81 1.6
1.2 4K Write 2.93 6.28
0.3 4K Mixed 0.7 0.9
127% 1.48 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 DQ Read 0.4 0.4
9.3 DQ Write 10 11.1
0.6 DQ Mixed 0.62 0.7
363% 3.67 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
851GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 110 110 110 112 110 MB/s
Read 108
Write 110
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 110
130% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
101% 1.17 MB/s
378GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 94 94 94 94 93 MB/s
Read 92
Write 92
Mixed 73
SusWrite 93.5
119% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
108% 1.77 MB/s
229GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 75 75 76 75 75 MB/s
Read 79.6
Write 81.6
Mixed 49.9
SusWrite 75.3
96% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
101% 1.17 MB/s
214GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 28 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 32
Write 27
Mixed 24.2
SusWrite 27.8
37% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
90% 1.03 MB/s
314GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 36 38 39 39 39 MB/s
Read 11.2
Write 22
Mixed 16.5
SusWrite 37.3
32% 21.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.2
14% 0.43 MB/s
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