Average Bench: 51.3% (303rd of 984)

more Based on 50,285 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-42R6B0, WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-328FB0, WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB1, WDC WD20 EARS-11J99B1, 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 WD20EARS-98MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-19P, WDC WD20 EARS-55MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00J99B0, WDC WD20 EARX-00P, 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 WD20 EARX-60PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-00M, WDC WD20EARX-32PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-07MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-32P, WDC WD20EARX-00P, WD WD20EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-19PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-00PASBO, 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 48.7% 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 1.43MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.54MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 2TB (2011) is 34.3%. 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 85.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,285 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.7 Read 92.8 120
53.1 Write 85.9 115
8.85 Mixed 73.8 110
63.1% 84.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.25 4K Read 0.54 0.81
0.31 4K Write 1.43 2.07
0.11 4K Mixed 0.18 0.24
68.7% 0.71 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 100
Write 84.5
Mixed 71.9
64% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.15
65% 0.73 MB/s
881GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 91.2
Write 92.7
Mixed 56.1
59% 80 MB/s
4K Read 0.24
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.16
57% 0.65 MB/s
409GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 86.2
Write 88.4
Mixed 11.1
45% 61.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.19
72% 0.77 MB/s
386GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 72.9
Write 67.6
Mixed 15.2
38% 51.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.16
51% 0.38 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 57.8
Write 67.1
Mixed 57.9
46% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 0.32
4K Mixed 0.16
43% 0.31 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $98 @ launch in Apr '11
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,028

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 Comments

Meeting technological challenges...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

5 months ago.

two HDD green series dead, all my data lost


Poor

2 months ago.

Disk dead after 6 years.


Terrible

4 years ago.


Average

15 months ago.

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


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