Average Bench: 46.2% (383rd of 1015)

more Based on 3,775 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD15EARX-22PASB0, WDC WD15EARX-22P, WDC WD15EARX-00P, WDC WD15EARX-00D8PB0, WDC WD15 EARX-00ZUDB0, WDC WD15EARX-32PASB0, WDC WD15EARX-008FB0, WDC WD15EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD15EARX-00Z, WDC WD15EARX-60PASB0, WDC WD15 EARX-32PASB0, WDC WD15 EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD15EARX-00ZUDB0, WDC WD15 EARX-22PASB0

Below average average bench

The WD Green 1.5TB (2011) averaged 53.7% 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 0.63MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.73MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) is 40.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 77.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,775 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.8 Read 83.6 120
38.9 Write 78.7 110
24.5 Mixed 66 95.7
35.4 SusWrite 77.2 113
56.5% 76.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.73 1
0.4 4K Write 1.55 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.63 0.8
129% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 123 125 125 124 MB/s
Read 124
Write 125
Mixed 104
SusWrite 124
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
149% 1.13 MB/s
925GB free
Firmware: 51.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 111 110 112 112 110 MB/s
Read 102
Write 105
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 111
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
142% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 77 78 80 80 75 MB/s
Read 86.8
Write 77.9
Mixed 87.1
SusWrite 77.2
61% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
150GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 65 67 67 67 MB/s
Read 96.3
Write 96.5
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 65.8
64% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
154% 1.23 MB/s
401GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 73 73 72 73 73 MB/s
Read 77.7
Write 83.3
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 72
57% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.03 MB/s
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Typical Green 1.5TB (2011) Builds (Compare 1,399 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

System: Acer Aspire M3970

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $366

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