Average Bench: 47.2% (352nd of 1015)

more Based on 6,537 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 52.7% 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

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 1.5TB (2011) is 39.9%. 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 78.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,537 samples)
Min Avg Max
48.3 Read 86 122
43 Write 80.9 113
29.9 Mixed 68.5 97.7
36 SusWrite 78.4 113
58.1% 78.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.73 1
0.5 4K Write 1.6 2.3
0.4 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%
821GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 104 102 103 104 MB/s
Read 119
Write 110
Mixed 100
SusWrite 104
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.6
140% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 89 90 91 91 90 MB/s
Read 99.6
Write 88
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 89.6
63% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.07 MB/s
787GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 68 70 71 71 MB/s
Read 82.8
Write 71.5
Mixed 68.9
SusWrite 69.6
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.07 MB/s
844GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 74 74 73 73 MB/s
Read 67.3
Write 72.8
Mixed 76
SusWrite 73.1
54% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
798GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 56 46 64 57 33 MB/s
Read 79.7
Write 84
Mixed 77
SusWrite 52.2
55% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
120% 0.83 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 77 61 81 75 64 MB/s
Read 45.4
Write 40.7
Mixed 32
SusWrite 72.5
35% 47.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
45% 0.27 MB/s
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Desktop 64%
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Workstation 6%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $316

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