Average Bench: 75.8% (106th of 1010)

more Based on 572 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD50EZRX-00MVLB1, WDC WD50EZRX-11NWHB1, WDC WD50EZRX-11MVLB1, WDC WD50 EZRX-00MVLB1, WDC WD50EZRX-00M, WDC WD50EZRX-11M

Good average bench

The WD Green 5TB (2014) averaged 24.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Green 5TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.32MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.37MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 5TB (2014) is 40.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 5TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 119MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 572 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.3 Read 137 178
88 Write 128 160
63.8 Mixed 113 152
55.2 SusWrite 119 159
91.9% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.8 1.2
1.17 4K Write 2.32 2.9
0.17 4K Mixed 0.37 1
117% 1.16 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 111 111 115 113 114 MB/s
Read 145
Write 112
Mixed 68
SusWrite 113
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.67 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,771,166 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $175 @ launch in Jun '14
NeweggUS $1308 months
OutletPCUS $1892 years
AmazonUS $19511 months
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Typical Green 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 1,569 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 127%
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Workstation
Workstation 127%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,333

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