Average Bench: 47.2% (26th of 639)

Based on 1,114 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 2621 Model: WD Elements 2621
Poor: 20%Average: 47.2% Great: 65%

Below average average bench

The WD Elements 2621 4TB averaged 52.7% 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 10.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.32MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 2621 4TB is 45.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Elements 2621 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.38MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.19MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,114 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.8 Read 87.7 124
29.2 Write 81.9 110
23.7 Mixed 60.6 81.9
24.5 SusWrite 82.1 112
105% 78.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.19 1.7
1.9 4K Write 5.32 8.4
0.5 4K Mixed 0.75 1
211% 2.42 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.38 0.47
8.25 DQ Write 10.9 13.7
0.4 DQ Mixed 0.55 0.6
389% 3.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free, PID 2621
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 97 96 96 97 95 MB/s
Read 108
Write 99.9
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 95.9
125% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 8
4K Mixed 0.6
296% 3.2 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 2621
Operating at USB 3.2 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 73 74 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 72.2
Mixed 51.9
SusWrite 73.5
93% 69.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.7
158% 1.9 MB/s
2.5TB free, PID 2621
Operating at USB 3.2 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 100 98 99 98 100 MB/s
Read 58.6
Write 49.2
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 98.6
87% 62.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
130% 1.6 MB/s
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