Average Bench: 77.1% (104th of 1010)

more Based on 510 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 22.8% 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 2.31MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 119MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 5TB (2014) is 41.6%. 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 116MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.27MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 510 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.7 Read 139 182
89.8 Write 130 162
77.1 Mixed 119 152
49.5 SusWrite 116 151
93.5% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.79 1.18
1.2 4K Write 2.31 2.86
0.17 4K Mixed 0.27 0.32
106% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 158 158 158 158 157 MB/s
Read 154
Write 157
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 158
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
472GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 46 51 44 42 74 MB/s
Read 145
Write 130
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 49.4
64% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
32% 0.23 MB/s
512GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 50 30 85 54 44 MB/s
Read 131
Write 139
Mixed 83
SusWrite 49.5
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.4
120% 1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,132,054 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $175 @ launch in Jun '14
NeweggUS $1305 months
OutletPCUS $1892 years
AmazonUS $1958 months
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Typical Green 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 3,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $644

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