Average Bench: 77.4% (80th of 983)

Based on 303 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD50EZRX-00MVLB1, WDC WD50EZRX-11NWHB1, WDC WD50EZRX-11MVLB1, WDC WD50 EZRX-00MVLB1, WDC WD50EZRX-00M

Good average bench

The WD Green 5TB (2014) averaged 22.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Green 5TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 5TB (2014) is 42.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 5TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 303 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.3 Read 139 181
89.3 Write 131 162
78.5 Mixed 120 152
97.6% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.8 1.19
0.79 4K Write 2.3 2.85
0.18 4K Mixed 0.26 0.31
105% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 198
Write 159
Mixed 153
127% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.76
4K Mixed 0.23
112% 1.28 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 143
Mixed 139
107% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.28
100% 1 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 131
Write 115
Mixed 119
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.28
100% 1.05 MB/s
545GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 114
Write 116
Mixed 114
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.2
86% 0.99 MB/s
545GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 101
Write 119
Mixed 118
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.25
90% 0.99 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 93.7
Mixed 100
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 0.19
96% 1.15 MB/s
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $658

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