Average Bench: 64.7% (147th of 979)

more Based on 13,223 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 35.3% 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 1.94MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 101MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 3TB (2011) is 39.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 3TB (2011) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,223 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.2 Read 116 151
67.5 Write 109 142
59.3 Mixed 101 135
81.6% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.65 0.92
0.86 4K Write 1.94 2.5
0.13 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
87.3% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 129
Mixed 124
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.21
101% 1.12 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 72.4
Write 87.1
Mixed 103
66% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.21
71% 0.73 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 34.8
Write 22.6
Mixed 23.1
20% 26.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.21
57% 0.55 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $92.9920 months ago.
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Typical Green 3TB (2011) Builds (Compare 5,385 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $780

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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 4 years ago.

Terrible

14 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).


Very poor

4 years ago.

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