Average Bench: 49% (25th of 639)

Based on 1,828 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 2620 Model: WD Elements 2620
Poor: 18%Average: 49% Great: 68%

Below average average bench

The WD Elements 2620 5TB averaged 50.9% 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 10.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 5.32MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Elements 2620 5TB is 49.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Elements 2620 5TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.39MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.14MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,828 samples)
Min Avg Max
29.6 Read 92.6 130
25.7 Write 86.2 115
22.8 Mixed 62 84.9
24.1 SusWrite 87 116
110% 82 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 1.14 1.6
1.14 4K Write 5.32 8.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.76 1
211% 2.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 DQ Read 0.39 0.42
9.22 DQ Write 10.7 11.8
0.46 DQ Mixed 0.59 0.7
385% 3.89 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 112 110 110 107 MB/s
Read 127
Write 114
Mixed 84.9
SusWrite 110
146% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 7.4
4K Mixed 0.8
286% 3.33 MB/s
4.5TB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 115 117 115 115 113 MB/s
Read 129
Write 109
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 115
144% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.8
227% 2.7 MB/s
3TB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 104 105 104 104 105 MB/s
Read 113
Write 103
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 105
130% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.6
219% 2.53 MB/s
4.5TB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 99 110 108 110 114 MB/s
Read 121
Write 107
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 108
136% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
202% 2.33 MB/s
270GB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 109 107 110 103 MB/s
Read 99.6
Write 102
Mixed 41.2
SusWrite 107
117% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.7
47% 0.7 MB/s
563GB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 23 23 23 24 MB/s
Read 31.4
Write 32.7
Mixed 22.9
SusWrite 23.3
37% 27.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 2.07 MB/s
2TB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 13 12 13 12 13 MB/s
Read 9.7
Write 11.2
Mixed 9.2
SusWrite 12.6
15% 10.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
17% 0.2 MB/s
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