Average Bench: 47.5% (343rd 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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 98 97 99 99 MB/s
Read 94
Write 99.9
Mixed 74.9
SusWrite 98.3
68% 91.8 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: 87 89 89 90 92 91 MB/s
Read 87.8
Write 92.2
Mixed 50.4
SusWrite 89.4
59% 79.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
239GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 81 82 82 81 82 MB/s
Read 84.4
Write 88.1
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 80.7
60% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.07 MB/s
841GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 93 92 94 93 95 MB/s
Read 69.4
Write 90.4
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 92.8
60% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
130% 0.97 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 58 55 62 64 65 MB/s
Read 64.4
Write 61.5
Mixed 64
SusWrite 58.8
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.03 MB/s
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Typical Green 1.5TB (2011) Builds (Compare 291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 6%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 6%
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System: Acer Aspire M3970

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $188

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Excellent

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still does its job after 9 years !


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