Average Bench: 43.8% (32nd of 639)

Based on 3,758 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 2620 Model: WD Elements 2620
Poor: 17%Average: 43.8% Great: 64%

Below average average bench

The WD Elements 2620 4TB averaged 56.1% 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 9.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.95MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 2620 4TB is 46.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Elements 2620 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.18MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 80.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,758 samples)
Min Avg Max
28.1 Read 80.2 126
25.4 Write 75.8 110
22.6 Mixed 55.9 81.7
24.3 SusWrite 76.6 112
97.1% 72.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.18 1.6
1.48 4K Write 4.95 7.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.78 1
199% 2.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 14.4 245
7.8 DQ Write 9.92 11.3
0.33 DQ Mixed 1.18 11.6
431% 8.49 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 110 109 109 109 108 MB/s
Read 119
Write 106
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 109
137% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 9.7
4K Mixed 0.7
359% 3.9 MB/s
DQ Read 0.4
DQ Write 11.9
DQ Mixed 0.6
427% 4.3 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 103 105 104 104 MB/s
Read 108
Write 99
Mixed 71.6
SusWrite 104
128% 95.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.9
212% 2.4 MB/s
3TB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 106 105 105 105 106 MB/s
Read 128
Write 110
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 106
139% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.7
151% 1.87 MB/s
957GB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 61 61 62 62 62 MB/s
Read 86.4
Write 80
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 61.8
97% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.7
239% 2.67 MB/s
334GB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.2 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 102 91 91 93 97 MB/s
Read 109
Write 92.3
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 96.5
125% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
91% 1.33 MB/s
416GB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 80 79 80 80 80 MB/s
Read 76.1
Write 88.3
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 78.8
101% 73.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.6
156% 1.73 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 67 68 67 67 66 MB/s
Read 73
Write 61.5
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 66.6
84% 62.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 1.73 MB/s
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