Average Bench: 48.8% (351st of 984)

more Based on 1,687 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 51.1% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.48MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.53MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) is 33.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 69.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 81.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,687 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.4 Read 88.2 119
51.3 Write 81.8 110
15.6 Mixed 69.1 104
59.7% 79.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.21 4K Read 0.53 0.77
0.37 4K Write 1.48 2.01
0.11 4K Mixed 0.18 0.25
69% 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
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 97.3
Write 96.5
Mixed 100
74% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.13
71% 0.87 MB/s
934GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 85.8
Mixed 92.8
71% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.2
74% 0.79 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.9
Write 94.8
Mixed 4.91
45% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.17
70% 0.84 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.5
Write 87.4
Mixed 22.7
47% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.21
83% 0.86 MB/s
529GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 88.7
Write 80
Mixed 73.2
60% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.16
72% 0.83 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 91.6
Write 65.6
Mixed 15.3
42% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.13
60% 0.64 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: 51.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 65.8
Write 78.2
Mixed 61.3
51% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.16
63% 0.75 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 72.3
Write 70.5
Mixed 67.5
53% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 0.34
4K Mixed 0.14
45% 0.34 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 64.3
Write 56.9
Mixed 58.9
45% 60 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.19
72% 0.73 MB/s
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