Average Bench: 77% (82nd of 984)

Based on 416 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD50EZRX-00MVLB1, WDC WD50EZRX-11NWHB1, WDC WD50EZRX-11MVLB1, WDC WD50 EZRX-00MVLB1, WDC WD50EZRX-00M

Good average bench

The WD Green 5TB (2014) averaged 23.0% 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 120MB/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. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 416 samples)
Min Avg Max
97 Read 138 182
89.7 Write 130 162
79 Mixed 120 152
97.2% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.8 1.18
1.24 4K Write 2.31 2.85
0.17 4K Mixed 0.25 0.31
104% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 154
Write 178
Mixed 154
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.23
110% 1.24 MB/s
917GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 131
Mixed 136
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.2
86% 0.99 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 106
Mixed 103
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.54
4K Mixed 0.27
105% 1.16 MB/s
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X58

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $857

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