Average Bench: 50% (22nd of 639)

Based on 2,061 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 262f Model: WD Game Drive
Poor: 22%Average: 50% Great: 67%

Average average bench

The WD Game Drive 4TB averaged 49.9% 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-64Thread Write Speed 10.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.37MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Game Drive 4TB is 44.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Game Drive 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,061 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.5 Read 93.6 130
31.8 Write 89.2 115
26.2 Mixed 63.7 83.6
32.1 SusWrite 90.2 116
113% 84.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.2 1.66
2.04 4K Write 5.37 8.3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.76 0.9
213% 2.44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.39 0.45
9.25 DQ Write 10.9 12.1
0.5 DQ Mixed 0.59 0.75
392% 3.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free, PID 262f
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 117 116 115 117 115 MB/s
Read 80.2
Write 114
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 116
135% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 11.5
4K Mixed 0.7
419% 4.43 MB/s
DQ Read 0.4
DQ Write 11.1
DQ Mixed 0.6
399% 4.03 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 262f
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 87 114 112 112 112 MB/s
Read 121
Write 115
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 108
142% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.8
208% 2.4 MB/s
3.5TB free, PID 262f
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 83 85 64 82 114 MB/s
Read 121
Write 113
Mixed 84.9
SusWrite 90.3
136% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 6.3
4K Mixed 0.8
247% 2.83 MB/s
16GB free, PID 262f
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 86 85 87 88 87 MB/s
Read 94.3
Write 87.6
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 85.1
110% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 0.7
275% 2.9 MB/s
2TB free, PID 262f
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 81 82 81 81 80 MB/s
Read 80.6
Write 82.1
Mixed 58.6
SusWrite 81.3
103% 75.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.7
194% 2.2 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 262f
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 69 69 69 67 MB/s
Read 75.5
Write 67
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 68.5
86% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.6 MB/s
2TB free, PID 262f
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 84 82 84 84 78 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 78.5
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 82.5
95% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
42% 0.77 MB/s
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