Average Bench: 47.5% (346th of 1015)

more Based on 6,566 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 52.4% 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 0.64MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.75MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) is 38.2%. 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 68.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 79.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,566 samples)
Min Avg Max
46.7 Read 85.5 120
43.6 Write 80.8 109
32.8 Mixed 68.5 95.1
40.8 SusWrite 79.9 113
58.2% 78.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.75 1
0.5 4K Write 1.64 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.64 0.8
133% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 122 122 123 122 121 MB/s
Read 132
Write 120
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 122
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
143% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 107 108 111 108 110 MB/s
Read 106
Write 102
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 109
73% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 105 103 104 103 104 MB/s
Read 98.8
Write 99.7
Mixed 86.1
SusWrite 104
72% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
160% 1.3 MB/s
308GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 108 109 110 87 97 MB/s
Read 91.3
Write 94.4
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 102
69% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.17 MB/s
378GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 89 86 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 99.3
Write 83.2
Mixed 89.3
SusWrite 88.2
67% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 84 82 83 83 MB/s
Read 84.1
Write 80.8
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 82.8
60% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
128% 0.97 MB/s
321GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 71 69 69 68 68 MB/s
Read 88.9
Write 93.2
Mixed 87.1
SusWrite 69
63% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.17 MB/s
588GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 84 85 85 85 MB/s
Read 56.3
Write 55.2
Mixed 63
SusWrite 84.9
48% 64.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
548GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 59 59 59 60 59 MB/s
Read 59.7
Write 56.9
Mixed 36.4
SusWrite 59.2
39% 53 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.03 MB/s
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation 6%
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