Average Bench: 43.5% (439th of 1015)

more Based on 21,941 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 56.4% 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 0.73MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 1.5TB (2010) is 36.4%. 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 73.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,941 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.7 Read 78.4 110
39 Write 75.2 107
22.1 Mixed 57.5 84.5
34.7 SusWrite 73.1 106
52.5% 71 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.73 1
0.3 4K Write 1.52 2.2
0.2 4K Mixed 0.59 0.8
124% 0.95 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 109 110 109 111 111 MB/s
Read 105
Write 93
Mixed 59.4
SusWrite 110
67% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 93 96 96 96 95 MB/s
Read 105
Write 96.2
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 94.7
66% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
154% 1.23 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 102 102 102 102 MB/s
Read 83.8
Write 83.4
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 101
59% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
999GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 70 69 69 69 69 MB/s
Read 83.9
Write 88.4
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 69
60% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.07 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 59 59 59 59 58 MB/s
Read 92.3
Write 84.3
Mixed 66
SusWrite 58.4
56% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
146% 1.17 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 79 80 80 82 80 MB/s
Read 57.5
Write 60.5
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 79.5
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
288GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 67 67 67 68 69 MB/s
Read 67.5
Write 71.5
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 67.3
52% 69.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
136% 1.03 MB/s
882GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.4 5.3 4 6.3 4.2 5.3 MB/s
Read 5
Write 5.5
Mixed 3.5
SusWrite 4.9
4% 4.72 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
0% 0 MB/s
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