Real World Speed
Performance profile from 225,358 user samples
22,277 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 49% 913GB free
Poor: 49% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 126th / 979
203,081 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 922GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 73GB free
Poor: 63% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 979
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
68 % -27% 86.7 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
122 MB/s -29% 157 MB/s Faster read speed.
+29%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
115 MB/s -26% 145 MB/s Faster write speed.
+26%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s -30% 0.87 MB/s Faster random read.
+30%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2 MB/s -9% 2.18 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
108 MB/s -25% 135 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+25%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.22 MB/s -27% 0.28 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+27%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
158 MB/s -26% 199 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+26%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
143 MB/s -24% 178 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+24%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s -42% 1.31 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+42%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.49 MB/s -12% 2.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+12%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
136 MB/s -22% 166 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.29 MB/s -28% 0.37 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+28%
Market Share
Based on 4,044,069 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.2 % -798% 10.8 % Hugely higher market share.
+798%
Value
Value For Money
49.4 % -1% 49.7 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % -34% 71 % Much more popular.
+34%
Price
Price (score)
$79 -37% $50 Much cheaper.
+37%
Age
Newest
57 Months +3% 59 Months -3%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 1TB
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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 is the latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allow for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 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 $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $368Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $98
Intel Core i5-7600K $240AMD RX 480 $220Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $129
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $156
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $136SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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