Average Bench: 63.8% (172nd of 1010)

more Based on 28,633 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD30 EZRX-32D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00, WDC WD30 EZRX-00AZ6B0, WD30EZRX-00MMMB0, WDC WD30EZRX-07D8PB0, WD30EZRX -00MMMB0, WDC WD30EZRX-32SPEB0, WDC WD30 EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD30EZRX-32D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00MMMB0, WDC WD30EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-19DC0B0, WDC WD30 EZRX-22D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD30 EZRX-00MMMB0, WDC WD30EZRX-19D, WDC WD30EZRX-07D, WDC WD30EZRX-55DC0B0, WDC WD30EZRX-00AZ6B0, WDC WD30 EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00S, WDC WD30EZRX-11SPEB0, WDC WD30EZRX-60D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-55MMMB0, WDC WD30 EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD30EZRX-22DC0B0, WDC WD30 EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00M, WDC WD30EZRX-00A, WDC WD30EZRX-00D, WDC WD30EZRX-22D, WDC WD30 EZRX-19DC0B0, WDC WD30EZRX-22D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-32D

Compared to the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB there are no tangible upsides to this drive. The ONLY benefit seems to be a 2W power saving whilst the drive is active. [Nov '12 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The WD Green 3TB (2011) averaged 36.2% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.15MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 3TB (2011) is 41.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 3TB (2011) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 72.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,633 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.5 Read 114 154
60.7 Write 106 141
41.1 Mixed 72.8 97.7
65.8 SusWrite 108 142
73.7% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.83 1
1.1 4K Write 2.15 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.85 1
169% 1.28 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 123 124 124 123 125 MB/s
Read 112
Write 117
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 123
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 122 123 121 126 123 MB/s
Read 108
Write 78
Mixed 42
SusWrite 123
64% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 1.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 110 109 112 113 111 MB/s
Read 104
Write 96.2
Mixed 36.2
SusWrite 107
62% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.6 MB/s
270GB free
Firmware: 20.0CP.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 107 106 107 108 MB/s
Read 101
Write 92.5
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 107
73% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
170% 1.27 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $159 @ launch in Apr '11
EbayUS $8420 mins
AmazonUS $933 years
BHPhotoUS $952 years
OutletPCUS $1585 hrs
NeweggUS $1596 months
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Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,111

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 Comments

Efficient eco-conscious computing, cool and quiet operation...

Specs

  • Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Rotational Speed IntelliPower *
  • Capacity 3 TB
  • Read/Write 6.00 Watts
  • Idle 5.50 Watts
  • Standby 0.80 Watts
  • Sleep 0.80 Watts
Added 5 years ago.

Poor

15 months ago.

This disk lasted under a year before failure. The drive was used as part of an external WD Elements storage device intended for occasional use (approximately two hours' usage per day).


Poor

7 months ago.

Spin Up Time 230 000000000DAC.SERIOUS ISSUE : your hard disk has 805 reallocated sectors.WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 with firmware 80.00A80.


Very poor

5 years ago.

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Excellent

1 month ago.

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