Real World Speed
Performance profile from 68,066 user samples
29,938 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 914GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 222GB free
Poor: 45% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 137th / 984
38,128 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 329GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 984
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
66.9 % -32% 88.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+32%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
120 MB/s -33% 160 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+33%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
113 MB/s -31% 148 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+31%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s +3% 0.65 MB/s -3%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2 MB/s Much faster random write.
+31%
1.53 MB/s -31%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
106 MB/s -27% 135 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+27%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.23 MB/s -9% 0.25 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+9%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
158 MB/s -26% 199 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+26%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
144 MB/s -28% 184 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+28%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s -5% 0.97 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+5%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.51 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+39%
1.8 MB/s -39%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
137 MB/s -27% 174 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+27%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.29 MB/s -31% 0.38 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+31%
Market Share
Based on 5,009,192 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.88 % -61% 1.42 % Much higher market share.
+61%
Value
Value For Money
51.9 % -109% 109 % Hugely better value.
+109%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % -25% 66 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$74 -5% $70 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Age
Newest
60 Months More recent.
+15%
71 Months -15%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 3TB
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The (WD20EZRX) is Western Digital's latest green drive. I don't see what's green about it considering that it draws 5.5 watts even when idle, which is about average nowadays. With peak sequential lab read/write speeds of 150 MB/s the performance profile is approximately 20% below average for recent Hard drive. It's not all bad news as the WD Green is priced aggressively so despite its relatively weak performance it still represents reasonable value for money, at least within the 2TB category. Due to economies of scale, larger capacity drives nearly always yield better value for money. Compared to the 3GB 7200.14 Barracuda, performance is very similar but the barracuda offers 50% more capacity for 36% more money. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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This drive can be used as a combined system and storage drive thanks to its fast 7200K rpm and enormous 3TB capacity. Recently prices for all large drives have been dropping and the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 is currently a good choice in terms of both value for money and performance. Not only does the Barracuda have respectable sequential read/write speeds but it also goes head to head with the various green options, consuming a very reasonable 5.4W vs 5W (idle) on average for a "green" drive. That amounts to a tiny power consumption disadvantage and a lot more speed. Overall the Barracuda is priced aggressively and represents very good value for money. [Oct '12 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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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Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $118
Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $275Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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