Average Bench: 67.7% (150th of 1002)

more Based on 43,405 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, WDC WD20 EZRX-60D8PB0

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 32.3% 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 1.99MB/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 39.1%. 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 43,405 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.1 Read 121 158
74.9 Write 114 145
66.9 Mixed 107 137
85.8% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.37 4K Read 0.68 0.94
0.58 4K Write 1.99 2.45
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
89.9% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 138
Mixed 109
96% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.13
73% 0.87 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 145
Write 130
Mixed 121
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.45
4K Mixed 0.21
98% 1.12 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 124
Write 145
Mixed 140
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.29
118% 1.24 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 133
Mixed 119
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.27
112% 1.18 MB/s
954GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 114
Mixed 115
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.25
96% 1.01 MB/s
425GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 124
Write 104
Mixed 98.5
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.19
66% 0.69 MB/s
526GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.6
Write 102
Mixed 87.5
71% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.23
79% 0.88 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 69.1
Write 92.1
Mixed 79.1
60% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.2
73% 0.82 MB/s
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Approx. $97 @ launch in Aug '12
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Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $986

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