Average Bench: 43.6% (436th of 1015)

more Based on 19,515 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD15EARS-00MVWB0, WDC WD15EARS-22MVWB0, WDC WD15EARS-32M, WDC WD15EARS-00M, WDC WD15EARS-22M, WDC WD15EARS-22Z5B1, WDC WD15EARS-60M, WDC WD15EARS-00S, WDC WD15EARS-00Z5B0, WDC WD15EARS-00Z5B1, WDC WD15EARS-19MVWB0, WDC WD15EARS-00J, WDC WD15 EARS-22Y5B1, WDC WD15 EARS-00S8B1, WDC WD15EARS-00J2GB0, WDC WD15 EARS-00U0AB0, WDC WD15EARS-00Y5B1, WDC WD15 EARS-07MVWB0, WDC WD15EARS-22PASB0, WDC WD15 EARS-00MVWB1, WDC WD15 EARS-00MVWB0, WDC WD15EARS-00S8B1, WD15EARS-00MVWB0, WDC WD15EARS-00MVWB1, WDC WD15 EARS-00Z5B1, WDC WD15EARS-00S0XB0, WDC WD15 EARS-19MVWB0, WDC WD15EARS-07MVWB0, WDC WD15EARS-32MVWB0, WDC WD15EARS-19M, WDC WD15 EARS-22MVWB0, WDC WD15 EARS-00J2GB0, WDC WD15 EARS-22Z5B1, WDC WD15EARS-00U0AB0, WDC WD15 EARS-00S0XB0, WD15EARS-00S2B0, WDC WD15 EARS-32MVWB0, WDC WD15 EARS-60MVWB0, WDC WD15EARS-60MVWB0, WDC WD15EARS-00Z, WDC WD15EARS-22Z, WDC WD15EARS-55MVWB0

Below average average bench

The WD Green 1.5TB (2010) averaged 56.3% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.73MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 1.5TB (2010) is 37.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 1.5TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 57.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 73.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,515 samples)
Min Avg Max
41 Read 78.4 112
35.6 Write 75.3 106
23.8 Mixed 57.5 83.5
27.8 SusWrite 73.4 109
52.6% 71.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.73 1
0.4 4K Write 1.55 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.6 0.8
125% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
501GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 83 85 84 85 84 MB/s
Read 114
Write 106
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 83.4
72% 97 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
114% 0.97 MB/s
338GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 79 79 80 78 80 MB/s
Read 99
Write 97.3
Mixed 69
SusWrite 78.9
64% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
138% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 75 75 74 74 MB/s
Read 73
Write 70.7
Mixed 69
SusWrite 74
53% 71.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1 MB/s
615GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 74 74 74 74 74 MB/s
Read 62.2
Write 65
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 73.6
48% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 49 51 51 51 51 MB/s
Read 84
Write 81.2
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 49.9
56% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
139% 1.17 MB/s
945GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 83 83 83 83 83 MB/s
Read 40
Write 41.6
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 82.4
38% 51.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
112% 0.9 MB/s
897GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 29 29 29 29 29 MB/s
Read 69.5
Write 28.3
Mixed 24.2
SusWrite 29
28% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.57 MB/s
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