Average Bench: 46.6% (364th of 1015)

more Based on 7,190 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 53.3% 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 0.62MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.74MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) is 40%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 77.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 67.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,190 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.7 Read 85 122
41.1 Write 79.7 112
28.3 Mixed 67.1 97.7
36.3 SusWrite 77.1 114
57.2% 77.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.74 1
0.4 4K Write 1.61 2.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.62 0.8
129% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
721GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 95 94 93 94 96 MB/s
Read 105
Write 108
Mixed 96.6
SusWrite 93.9
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 96 96 96 96 97 MB/s
Read 95.6
Write 90.3
Mixed 64.1
SusWrite 95.5
64% 86.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.1 MB/s
430GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 68 72 71 67 71 MB/s
Read 87.5
Write 63.3
Mixed 52
SusWrite 67.1
50% 67.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 44 50 69 70 80 MB/s
Read 83.7
Write 68
Mixed 54.8
SusWrite 59.9
49% 66.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 75 75 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 65.7
Write 65.7
Mixed 73.6
SusWrite 75
52% 70 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
136% 1.03 MB/s
266GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 15 8 7.4 7.7 8.3 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 97.6
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 11.4
44% 59.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.43 MB/s
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Typical Green 1.5TB (2011) Builds (Compare 949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
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System: Acer Aspire M3970

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $285

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