Average Bench: 48.2% (25th of 639)

Based on 1,683 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 1058 PID 2630 Model: WD Game Drive
Poor: 24%Average: 48.2% Great: 71%

Below average average bench

The WD Game Drive 2TB averaged 51.7% 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 9.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 4.93MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Game Drive 2TB is 46.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Game Drive 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 0.38MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.58MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,683 samples)
Min Avg Max
33.2 Read 91.1 132
30 Write 89.9 118
25.6 Mixed 59.9 76.4
31.2 SusWrite 90.4 120
112% 82.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.58 0.7
3.8 4K Write 4.93 8.7
0.2 4K Mixed 0.4 0.8
183% 1.97 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 DQ Read 0.38 0.4
8.59 DQ Write 9.8 10.7
0.4 DQ Mixed 0.52 0.6
353% 3.57 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free, PID 2630
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 119 119 122 121 123 MB/s
Read 135
Write 116
Mixed 72.4
SusWrite 120
146% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 8.6
4K Mixed 0.6
315% 3.23 MB/s
DQ Read 0.4
DQ Write 10.8
DQ Mixed 0.5
386% 3.9 MB/s
1TB free, PID 2630
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 118 118 109 121 106 MB/s
Read 105
Write 95.5
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 114
126% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 0.5
267% 2.73 MB/s
1.5TB free, PID 2630
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 111 110 112 109 MB/s
Read 120
Write 102
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 110
135% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.3
162% 1.8 MB/s
1TB free, PID 2630
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 103 103 105 105 104 MB/s
Read 106
Write 107
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 103
128% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.3
154% 1.63 MB/s
858GB free, PID 2630
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 87 86 86 83 MB/s
Read 94.1
Write 82.5
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 85.6
109% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.3
159% 1.73 MB/s
1TB free, PID 2630
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 31 36 35 33 36 MB/s
Read 29.6
Write 33.1
Mixed 27.4
SusWrite 33.9
43% 31 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.3
158% 1.67 MB/s
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