Average Bench: 47% (371st of 1015)

more Based on 3,473 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 53.0% 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 0.74MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) is 40.9%. 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 77.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 67.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,473 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.5 Read 85.8 122
45.7 Write 81.9 114
27.9 Mixed 67.4 99.5
36.8 SusWrite 77.7 116
57.9% 78.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.2 4K Read 0.74 1
0.4 4K Write 1.59 2.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.63 0.8
130% 0.99 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
221GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 84 84 85 83 MB/s
Read 125
Write 113
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 83.4
73% 99.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.23 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 101 102 103 103 103 MB/s
Read 103
Write 95
Mixed 92
SusWrite 102
73% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 98 99 99 100 101 MB/s
Read 102
Write 101
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 99
72% 97.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
106GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 102 91 98 99 103 MB/s
Read 97.3
Write 98.7
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 98.2
60% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
81% 0.5 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 103 81 74 93 86 MB/s
Read 73.5
Write 75.7
Mixed 54
SusWrite 86.9
53% 72.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 0.97 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 72 78 77 39 64 MB/s
Read 93
Write 74.6
Mixed 47.4
SusWrite 67.3
52% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
120% 0.87 MB/s
762GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 67 68 68 68 69 MB/s
Read 74.8
Write 65.8
Mixed 66
SusWrite 67.8
51% 68.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
575GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 59 58 55 57 58 MB/s
Read 61.2
Write 57
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 57.9
45% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical Green 1.5TB (2011) Builds (Compare 1,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
Desktop 56%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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System: Acer Aspire M3970

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $371

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