Average Bench: 51.9% (285th of 979)

more Based on 27,993 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-42R6B0, WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-328FB0, WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB1, WDC WD20EARS-00U0AB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00M, WDC WD20EARS-07M, WDC WD20EARS-14MVWB0, WDC WD20EARS-19M, WDC WD20EARS-67S8B1, WDC WD20 EARS-60MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARX-32PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-11J2GB0, WDC WD20EARX-00PASB, WDC WD20EARX-00Z, WDC WD20EARS-19MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-60PASB0, WDC WD20 EARX-55PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-11J99B1, WDC WD20 EARS-19MVWB0, WDC WD20EARS-00J, WD20EARS-00MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-55PASB0, WDC WD20 EARX-008FB0, WDC WD20EARS-55MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-008FB0, WDC WD20EARX-22P, WDC WD20EARX-00ZUDB0, WDC WD20EARS-00S0XB0, WDC WD20 EARS-42S0XB0, WDC WD20EARX-00MVWBO, WDC WD20 EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-00S, WDC WD20EARS-60M, WDC WD20EARX-00MMMB0, WDC WD20EARS-22MVWB0, WDC WD20EARS-00U, WDC WD20 EARX-00AZ6B0, WD20EARS-00S8B1, WDC WD20EARX-07PASB0, WDC WD20 EARS-55MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00J99B0, WDC WD20 EARX-22PASB0, WDC WD20 EARX-00ZUDB0, WDC WD20 EARX-328FB0, WDC WD20 EARX-19PASB0, WDC WD20 EARS-07MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00U2B0, WDC WD20EARS-00J99B0, WDC WD20EARS-00J2GB0, WDC WD20EARX-22PASB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00J2GB0, WDC WD20EARX-00M, WDC WD20EARX-32PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-07MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-32P, WDC WD20EARX-00P, WD WD20EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-19PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-008, WDC WD20EARS-00S8B1, WDC WD20 EARS-22MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARS-14MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00S0XB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00MVWB1, WDC WD20EARS-42S0XB0, WDC WD20EARS-67MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-00A, WDC WD20 EARS-67S8B1, WDC WD20EARX-00AZ6B0, WDC WD20 EARX-00MMMB0, WD20EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20 EARX-07PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-22M

The Western Digital Green (EARX) was released approximately three years ago and proved to be an extremely popular hard drive. This drive has been benchmarked by our users far more than most, currently 118 samples, so we have a relatively large set of performance data from which we can infer robust performance characteristics. With sequential read/write Lab speeds hitting the 150 MB/s mark, and more importantly, average read/write UserBenchMark (UBM) figures of 125/117 MB/s the 2011 WD Green is no longer able to compete with the newer and in many cases larger platter (1TB) drives of today. Looking at a direct comparison between the EARX and, its direct successor, the EZRX shows that the newer 2012 EZRX outperforms by around 37% in real world tests and 18% in peak Lab tests. This additional performance comes at no extra cost and makes the newer EZRX a far better choice. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Average average bench

The WD Green 2TB (2011) averaged 48.1% 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 1.46MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.55MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 2TB (2011) is 31.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Green 2TB (2011) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.18MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 86.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,993 samples)
Min Avg Max
58.9 Read 93.7 120
55.1 Write 86.9 116
14.3 Mixed 74.9 109
63.8% 85.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.28 4K Read 0.55 0.81
0.33 4K Write 1.46 2.11
0.11 4K Mixed 0.18 0.25
70.4% 0.73 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
185GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 81.6
Write 87.4
Mixed 23.4
47% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.2
69% 0.79 MB/s
283GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 79
Write 66.8
Mixed 84.8
58% 76.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.23
59% 0.55 MB/s
349GB free
Firmware: 51.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 58
Write 59.1
Mixed 61
45% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.15
75% 0.77 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 57.3
Write 58.9
Mixed 57.4
44% 57.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.17
64% 0.73 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 55.4
Write 55.1
Mixed 56.5
42% 55.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.23
73% 0.74 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,022

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Meeting technological challenges...

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Outstanding

17 months ago.

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Terrible

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Poor

8 months ago.

excelent


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4 months ago.

Getting old in the tooth, it still performs well as a storage drive.


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