Average Bench: 39.4% (44th of 639)

Based on 4,410 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 25a2 Model: WD Elements 25A2
Poor: 13%Average: 39.4% Great: 66%

Poor average bench

The WD Elements 25A2 2TB averaged 60.5% 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 3.13MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 25A2 2TB is 52.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Elements 25A2 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.93MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,410 samples)
Min Avg Max
24.1 Read 89.3 162
22.3 Write 78.2 119
20.4 Mixed 51.4 82.5
18.7 SusWrite 76.4 116
97.6% 73.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.93 1.9
0.9 4K Write 3.13 6.35
0.3 4K Mixed 0.63 0.9
131% 1.56 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.4 0.5
10 DQ Write 10.4 10.9
0.4 DQ Mixed 0.54 0.6
372% 3.77 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 114 115 113 115 113 MB/s
Read 143
Write 116
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 114
146% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.6
233% 2.73 MB/s
2TB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 116 117 116 117 116 MB/s
Read 154
Write 118
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 117
154% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.8
179% 2.17 MB/s
1TB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 81 82 78 81 82 MB/s
Read 109
Write 108
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 81.5
120% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.3
162% 1.8 MB/s
733GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 84 83 83 81 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 79.5
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 83
98% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
2TB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 28 28 28 28 MB/s
Read 32.8
Write 28
Mixed 26
SusWrite 28
38% 28.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
154% 1.9 MB/s
804GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 25 25 27 27 27 MB/s
Read 31.5
Write 27.7
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 25.7
37% 27.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
90% 1.03 MB/s
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