Average Bench: 45.9% (394th of 1015)

Based on 44 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS120G2G0B-, WDC WDS1 20G2G0B-00EPW0, WDC WDS120G2G0B-00EPW0, WDC WDS120G2G0B-00EP

Below average average bench

The WD WDS120G2G0B- 120GB averaged 54.1% 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 2.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 3.13MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WDS120G2G0B- 120GB is 74.7%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD WDS120G2G0B- 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 39.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 60.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 44 samples)
Min Avg Max
0.8 Read 119 237
5.3 Write 60.2 209
0.2 Mixed 55.7 158
5.4 SusWrite 39.2 154
50.6% 68.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0 4K Read 3.13 7.4
0 4K Write 2.92 7.4
0 4K Mixed 2.93 7.6
510% 3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,460,847 HDDs tested.

Typical WDS120G2G0B- 120GB Builds (Compare 5,563 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $565

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