Average Bench: 47.2% (362nd of 1015)

more Based on 2,964 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 52.8% 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 44%. 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 67.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 78.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,964 samples)
Min Avg Max
39.7 Read 85.9 124
41 Write 82.7 116
24 Mixed 67.1 99.7
36.4 SusWrite 78.4 117
58.1% 78.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.73 1
0.3 4K Write 1.59 2.3
0.2 4K Mixed 0.63 0.8
130% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 106 103 113 113 MB/s
Read 114
Write 93.8
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 109
73% 98.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
775GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 106 106 106 105 106 MB/s
Read 105
Write 92
Mixed 90.3
SusWrite 106
73% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
415GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 89 90 92 90 91 MB/s
Read 118
Write 103
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 90.3
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 1.03 MB/s
572GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 99 98 99 100 99 MB/s
Read 105
Write 87.8
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 98.7
68% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 82 84 85 80 81 MB/s
Read 77
Write 71.3
Mixed 69
SusWrite 82.7
56% 75 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
114% 0.93 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 59 74 75 64 83 MB/s
Read 81.5
Write 74.5
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 67.6
56% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 59 51 61 60 61 MB/s
Read 87.3
Write 81.8
Mixed 81
SusWrite 57.8
57% 77 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
106% 0.87 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 59 64 59 65 67 MB/s
Read 72
Write 67
Mixed 74
SusWrite 62.3
51% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 0.9 MB/s
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Typical Green 1.5TB (2011) Builds (Compare 1,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 55%
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Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Acer Aspire M3970

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $410

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