Real World Speed
Performance profile from 95,984 user samples
42,222 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 47% 562GB free
Poor: 47% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 151st / 1002
53,762 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% 838GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 95GB free
Poor: 34% Great: 68%
SPEED RANK: 305th / 1002
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
67.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
52 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
121 MB/s Faster read speed.
+29%
93.6 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
115 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+32%
87.4 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.68 MB/s Faster random read.
+26%
0.54 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.01 MB/s Much faster random write.
+35%
1.49 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
109 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+38%
79 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.23 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+28%
0.18 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
154 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+23%
125 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
145 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+28%
113 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.94 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+16%
0.81 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.51 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+19%
2.11 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
139 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+26%
110 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.29 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+21%
0.24 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,220,319 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.6 % Slightly higher market share.
+7%
0.56 %
Value
Value For Money
49.2 % Slightly better value.
+12%
43.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 54 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$79 $68 Slightly cheaper.
+14%
Age
Newest
69 Months More recent.
+19%
85 Months
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 2TB
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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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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) May 2018 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Fastest effective speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
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