Real World Speed
Performance profile from 33,425 user samples
32,459 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% 304GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 189GB free
Poor: 34% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 308th / 983
966 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 72% 583GB free
Poor: 72% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 983
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
51 % -80% 91.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+80%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
91.7 MB/s -77% 162 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+77%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
85.8 MB/s -83% 157 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+83%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.53 MB/s -23% 0.65 MB/s Faster random read.
+23%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.45 MB/s -26% 1.83 MB/s Faster random write.
+26%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
72.8 MB/s -79% 130 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+79%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.18 MB/s -39% 0.25 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+39%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
120 MB/s -54% 185 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+54%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
115 MB/s -58% 182 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+58%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
0.75 MB/s -7%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.15 MB/s -1% 2.18 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
109 MB/s -43% 156 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+43%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.25 MB/s -16% 0.29 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+16%
Market Share
Based on 4,367,810 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.16 % Hugely higher market share.
+480%
0.2 % -480%
Value
Value For Money
28.4 % -224% 92.1 % Hugely better value.
+224%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % -33% 72 % Much more popular.
+33%
Price
Price (score)
$103 Slightly cheaper.
+10%
$114 -10%
Age
Newest
74 Months -88% 9 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 4TB
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The Western Digital Green (EARX) was released approximately three years ago and proved to be an extremely popular hard drive. This drive has been benchmarked by our users far more than most, currently 118 samples, so we have a relatively large set of performance data from which we can infer robust performance characteristics. With sequential read/write Lab speeds hitting the 150 MB/s mark, and more importantly, average read/write UserBenchMark (UBM) figures of 125/117 MB/s the 2011 WD Green is no longer able to compete with the newer and in many cases larger platter (1TB) drives of today. Looking at a direct comparison between the EARX and, its direct successor, the EZRX shows that the newer 2012 EZRX outperforms by around 37% in real world tests and 18% in peak Lab tests. This additional performance comes at no extra cost and makes the newer EZRX a far better choice. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2017 HDD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer Hard Drive comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by cost per GB to yield value for money. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. Share your opinion by voting. [HDrivePro]

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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
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Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $297AMD RX 480 $608Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $138
Intel Core i5-7600K $233Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $696SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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