Average Bench: 49% (354th of 984)

more Based on 1,767 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD15EARX-22PASB0, WDC WD15EARX-22P, WDC WD15EARX-00P, WDC WD15EARX-00D8PB0, WDC WD15 EARX-32PASB0, WDC WD15 EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD15 EARX-00ZUDB0, WDC WD15EARX-32PASB0, WDC WD15EARX-008FB0, WDC WD15EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD15EARX-00ZUDB0, WDC WD15EARX-00Z, WDC WD15 EARX-22PASB0

Below average average bench

The WD Green 1.5TB (2011) averaged 50.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.54MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) is 33.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 81.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,767 samples)
Min Avg Max
58 Read 89 119
50.6 Write 81.7 111
15.5 Mixed 68.9 106
59.8% 79.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.54 0.78
0.36 4K Write 1.46 2.04
0.11 4K Mixed 0.18 0.25
69.6% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 107
Write 100
Mixed 24
56% 77 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.13
69% 0.8 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 70.9
Write 102
Mixed 97.4
68% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.25
79% 0.71 MB/s
680GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 89
Write 81.2
Mixed 75
61% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.13
64% 0.74 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 79
Write 87
Mixed 89.5
64% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.11
59% 0.71 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 51.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 44.7
Write 38.6
Mixed 37.1
30% 40.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.19
69% 0.73 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 51.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 42.8
Write 40.3
Mixed 38.7
31% 40.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.19
69% 0.73 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 42
Write 39.3
Mixed 37.9
30% 39.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.19
68% 0.71 MB/s
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Workstation 36%
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