Average Bench: 49.7% (361st of 1002)

more Based on 2,018 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 50.3% 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 1.48MB/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 34%. 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 70.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.18MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,018 samples)
Min Avg Max
55.6 Read 89.6 118
51.6 Write 83.4 113
15.6 Mixed 70.3 107
60.7% 81.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.54 0.78
0.34 4K Write 1.48 2.06
0.11 4K Mixed 0.18 0.25
69.7% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
170GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 107
Write 100
Mixed 71.9
69% 93 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.11
65% 0.71 MB/s
801GB free
Firmware: AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 99.7
Write 92.8
Mixed 83.7
69% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.22
76% 0.79 MB/s
439GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 91.4
Write 89.1
Mixed 85.3
67% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.18
67% 0.78 MB/s
488GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 70.5
Write 76.8
Mixed 82.1
58% 76.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.18
56% 0.55 MB/s
387GB free
Firmware: 51.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 71.7
Write 66.4
Mixed 62.1
50% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.13
56% 0.62 MB/s
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Desktop 58%
Workstation 36%
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