Average Bench: 67.2% (135th of 984)

more Based on 28,364 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD20 EZRX-22D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-55DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-60D, WDC WD20 EZRX-19DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00D8PB, WDC WD20 EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00D, WDC WD20EZRX-22D, WDC WD20EZRX-00EWTB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-55DC0B0, WDC WD20 EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-19D, WD20EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-32D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-07D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-60D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-22D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-19DC0B0

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 32.7% 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 2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 107MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 2TB (2012) is 38.8%. 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 28,364 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.3 Read 120 158
77.6 Write 114 145
69.1 Mixed 107 137
85.3% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.68 0.93
0.61 4K Write 2 2.47
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
90.1% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
870GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 173
Write 140
Mixed 134
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.25
100% 1.09 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 164
Write 131
Mixed 124
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.28
112% 1.15 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 154
Write 134
Mixed 127
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.57
4K Mixed 0.26
102% 1.15 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 132
Mixed 134
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.23
106% 1.16 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 111
Mixed 100
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.25
88% 0.94 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 126
Write 120
Mixed 120
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.22
98% 1.08 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 132
Write 114
Mixed 105
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.27
99% 1.06 MB/s
741GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 106
Write 108
Mixed 94.2
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.28
95% 0.98 MB/s
304GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 104
Write 101
Mixed 112
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.14
68% 0.82 MB/s
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Desktop 80%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,047

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Lower operating temperatures for increased reliability...

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Good

17 months ago.

...I need to buy a SSD


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9 months ago.

very slow at 8400hours of use


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