Average Bench: 66.6% (137th of 984)

more Based on 31,652 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 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 33.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.95MB/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 36.6%. 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 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,652 samples)
Min Avg Max
80 Read 120 156
77.9 Write 112 142
70.6 Mixed 106 134
84.6% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.65 0.92
0.52 4K Write 1.95 2.49
0.14 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
88.1% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 146
Write 153
Mixed 144
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.29
113% 1.17 MB/s
977GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 132
Write 128
Mixed 131
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.57
4K Mixed 0.21
110% 1.24 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 135
Write 123
Mixed 122
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.24
89% 0.97 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 125
Write 125
Mixed 122
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.27
108% 1.14 MB/s
455GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 129
Write 93.9
Mixed 97.7
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.24
84% 0.89 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.4
Write 101
Mixed 89
69% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.17
78% 0.94 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 85.8
Write 87.7
Mixed 90.3
66% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.2
81% 0.92 MB/s
725GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79.9
Write 80.5
Mixed 80.5
61% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 0.41
4K Mixed 0.28
72% 0.5 MB/s
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $975

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Lower operating temperatures for increased reliability...

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Good

19 months ago.

...I need to buy a SSD


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10 months ago.

very slow at 8400hours of use


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