Average Bench: 46.7% (364th of 1015)

more Based on 4,757 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 53.2% 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 0.74MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) is 37.3%. 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 66.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 78.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,757 samples)
Min Avg Max
47.2 Read 84.5 119
42.2 Write 80.4 112
25.7 Mixed 66.4 94.6
37.3 SusWrite 78.1 112
57.2% 77.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.74 1
0.4 4K Write 1.61 2.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.64 0.8
132% 1 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: 86 95 90 99 113 113 MB/s
Read 104
Write 100
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 99.4
68% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
163% 1.23 MB/s
752GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 91 91 92 93 94 MB/s
Read 85.8
Write 80
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 92.3
64% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.3 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 68 70 65 66 MB/s
Read 105
Write 94.7
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 67.9
60% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
588GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 76 77 78 78 77 MB/s
Read 71
Write 75.8
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 77.2
53% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
554GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 55 67 73 72 71 MB/s
Read 70.9
Write 76.3
Mixed 39.8
SusWrite 65.2
46% 63.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.47 MB/s
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Typical Green 1.5TB (2011) Builds (Compare 1,634 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

System: Acer Aspire M3970

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $298

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