Average Bench: 77.1% (79th of 984)

Based on 341 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 22.8% 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 2.31MB/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 42.3%. 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 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 341 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.9 Read 138 181
89.3 Write 130 162
79.6 Mixed 120 152
97.4% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.8 1.19
1.16 4K Write 2.31 2.85
0.17 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%
3TB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 202
Write 122
Mixed 125
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.28
95% 0.98 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 158
Write 133
Mixed 124
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.26
96% 1.05 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 142
Write 126
Mixed 110
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.22
84% 0.97 MB/s
586GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 137
Write 108
Mixed 130
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.18
92% 1.1 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 97.9
Write 108
Mixed 110
80% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.26
102% 1.11 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 100
Write 104
Mixed 112
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.26
101% 1.07 MB/s
814GB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.2
Write 99
Mixed 92
72% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.31
121% 1.19 MB/s
804GB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 100
Write 93.4
Mixed 85.9
70% 93.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.24
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.31
128% 1.28 MB/s
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $621

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