Average Bench: 47.4% (356th of 1015)

Based on 73 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS120G2G0B-, WDC WDS1 20G2G0B-00EPW0, WDC WDS120G2G0B-00EPW0, WDC WDS120G2G0B-00EP

Below average average bench

The WD WDS120G2G0B- 120GB averaged 52.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 2.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 2.63MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WDS120G2G0B- 120GB is 75.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD WDS120G2G0B- 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 43.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 54.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 73 samples)
Min Avg Max
0.8 Read 121 249
1 Write 65.8 209
0.2 Mixed 54.8 165
7 SusWrite 43.4 154
52.5% 71.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0 4K Read 2.63 7.8
0 4K Write 2.32 7.1
0 4K Mixed 2.2 7.6
397% 2.38 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UI450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 29 12 8.7 9.2 4.9 MB/s
Read 56
Write 40.8
Mixed 45
SusWrite 14.1
29% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
4% 0.03 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,113,147 HDDs tested.

Typical WDS120G2G0B- 120GB Builds (Compare 6,147 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 50%
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $595

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