WD Elements (16tb) - random read/write speeds normal?

Hi All

Just wondering what other high capacity WD Elements owners are seeing for random read/write speeds over USB 3.1?

Using AmorphousDiskMark I’m getting 0.75MB/s read and 4.24MB/s write, which seems unusually slow to me.

Wondering if I should return this drive or not?

Any comparisons would be appreciated



Please be informed that the Elements drive connects to your computer with a USB 3.0 port at speeds up to 5 Gb/s , is backward compatible with USB 2.0 at speeds up to 480 Mb/s,

For anyone else with performance anxiety (ahem), I’ve had feedback elsewhere confirming that these speeds are normal for a large external mechanical/spinning drive.