Average Bench: 68% (125th of 979)

more Based on 17,656 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD20 EZRX-22D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-55DC0B0, 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 32.0% 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 37.6%. 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 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,656 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.7 Read 121 156
78.4 Write 115 146
68.1 Mixed 107 137
86% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.26 4K Read 0.66 0.92
0.75 4K Write 1.99 2.48
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
89.3% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
812GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 129
Mixed 124
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.21
84% 0.92 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 115
Write 114
Mixed 114
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.2
99% 1.1 MB/s
211GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 105
Write 87.1
Mixed 97.2
73% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.22
72% 0.8 MB/s
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Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $981

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Lower operating temperatures for increased reliability...

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Poor

23 days ago.

useful


Good

12 months ago.

...I need to buy a SSD


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3 months ago.

very slow at 8400hours of use


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