Average Bench: 66.9% (134th of 984)

more Based on 35,532 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD20 EZRX-22D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-55DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-60D, WDC WD20 EZRX-19DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-32SPEB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00D, WDC WD20EZRX-22D, WDC WD20EZRX-00EWTB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-19D, WD20EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-32D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-07D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-19DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00D8PB, WDC WD20 EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-55DC0B0, WDC WD20 EZRX-32D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-60D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-22D8PB0

The (WD20EZRX) is Western Digital's latest green drive. I don't see what's green about it considering that it draws 5.5 watts even when idle, which is about average nowadays. With peak sequential lab read/write speeds of 150 MB/s the performance profile is approximately 20% below average for recent Hard drive. It's not all bad news as the WD Green is priced aggressively so despite its relatively weak performance it still represents reasonable value for money, at least within the 2TB category. Due to economies of scale, larger capacity drives nearly always yield better value for money. Compared to the 3GB 7200.14 Barracuda, performance is very similar but the barracuda offers 50% more capacity for 36% more money. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The WD Green 2TB (2012) averaged 33.0% 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 1.99MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 106MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 2TB (2012) is 38.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 2TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,532 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.4 Read 119 154
74.2 Write 114 145
66.8 Mixed 106 137
85% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.67 0.92
0.65 4K Write 1.99 2.46
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
89.1% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 0A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 145
Mixed 142
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.22
108% 1.21 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 118
Mixed 117
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.2
87% 0.97 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 129
Mixed 119
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.29
110% 1.11 MB/s
533GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 131
Write 110
Mixed 110
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.19
84% 0.93 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 98.3
Mixed 100
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.24
102% 1.1 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 94.2
Write 101
Mixed 75.1
67% 90.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.25
82% 0.86 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 69.9
Write 80.2
Mixed 76.2
57% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.19
75% 0.88 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 63.7
Write 65.4
Mixed 70.2
50% 66.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.36
4K Mixed 0.22
61% 0.43 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,110

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Lower operating temperatures for increased reliability...

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Good

21 months ago.

...I need to buy a SSD


Poor

12 months ago.

very slow at 8400hours of use


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