Average Bench: 42.9% (454th of 1015)

more Based on 17,830 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 57.0% 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 0.59MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.72MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 1.5TB (2010) is 40.2%. 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 56.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 71.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,830 samples)
Min Avg Max
38.8 Read 78.2 115
30.2 Write 74 109
21.7 Mixed 56.1 84.3
28 SusWrite 71.1 109
51.5% 69.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.72 1
0.3 4K Write 1.5 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
123% 0.94 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
308GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 84 82 84 85 85 MB/s
Read 129
Write 121
Mixed 66
SusWrite 84
73% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
160% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 95 96 96 96 96 MB/s
Read 100
Write 94.7
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 94.9
71% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.13 MB/s
198GB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 28 28 29 28 MB/s
Read 113
Write 24.5
Mixed 37.9
SusWrite 28.2
38% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.6 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 61 52 64 68 67 MB/s
Read 76.3
Write 6.7
Mixed 16
SusWrite 60
29% 39.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.3
64% 0.37 MB/s
647GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 71 73 69 71 70 MB/s
Read 43.8
Write 52.5
Mixed 26
SusWrite 70
35% 48.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
64% 0.4 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 43 46 46 47 44 MB/s
Read 50.6
Write 51
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 46
35% 47.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.93 MB/s
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Typical Green 1.5TB (2010) Builds (Compare 1,068 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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