Average Bench: 49.2% (327th of 1010)

more Based on 68,610 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-42R6B0, WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-328FB0, WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB1, WDC WD20 EARS-11J99B1, WDC WD20EARS-00U0AB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00M, WDC WD20EARS-07M, WDC WD20EARS-14MVWB0, WDC WD20EARS-19M, WDC WD20EARS-67S8B1, WDC WD20 EARS-60MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARX-32PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-11J2GB0, WDC WD20EARX-00PASB, WDC WD20EARX-00Z, WDC WD20EARS-19MVWB0, WDC WD20EARS-42R6B5, WDC WD20EARX-60PASB0, WDC WD20 EARX-55PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-11J99B1, WDC WD20 EARS-19MVWB0, WDC WD20EARS-00J, WD20EARS-00MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-55PASB0, WDC WD20 EARX-008FB0, WDC WD20EARS-55MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-008FB0, WDC WD20EARX-22P, WDC WD20EARX-00ZUDB0, WDC WD20EARS-00S0XB0, WDC WD20 EARS-42S0XB0, WDC WD20EARX-00MVWBO, WDC WD20 EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-00S, WDC WD20EARS-60M, WDC WD20EARX-00MMMB0, WDC WD20EARS-22MVWB0, WDC WD20EARS-00U, WDC WD20 EARX-00AZ6B0, WD20EARS-00S8B1, WDC WD20EARX-07PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-00U2B0, WDC WD20EARS-98MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-07P, WDC WD20EARX-19P, WDC WD20 EARS-55MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00J99B0, WDC WD20 EARX-00P, WDC WD20 EARX-22PASB0, WDC WD20 EARX-00ZUDB0, WDC WD20 EARX-328FB0, WDC WD20 EARX-19PASB0, WDC WD20 EARS-07MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00U2B0, WD20EARX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20EARS-00J99B0, WDC WD20EARS-00J2GB0, WDC WD20EARX-22PASB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00J2GB0, WDC WD20 EARX-60PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-00M, WDC WD20EARX-32PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-07MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-32P, WDC WD20EARX-00P, WD WD20EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-19PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-00PASBO, WDC WD20EARX-328, WDC WD20EARX-008, WDC WD20EARS-00S8B1, WDC WD20 EARS-22MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARS-14MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00S0XB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00MVWB1, WDC WD20EARS-42S0XB0, WDC WD20EARS-67MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-00A, WDC WD20 EARS-67S8B1, WDC WD20EARX-00AZ6B0, WDC WD20 EARX-00MMMB0, WD20EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20 EARX-07PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-22M

The Western Digital Green (EARX) was released approximately three years ago and proved to be an extremely popular hard drive. This drive has been benchmarked by our users far more than most, currently 118 samples, so we have a relatively large set of performance data from which we can infer robust performance characteristics. With sequential read/write Lab speeds hitting the 150 MB/s mark, and more importantly, average read/write UserBenchMark (UBM) figures of 125/117 MB/s the 2011 WD Green is no longer able to compete with the newer and in many cases larger platter (1TB) drives of today. Looking at a direct comparison between the EARX and, its direct successor, the EZRX shows that the newer 2012 EZRX outperforms by around 37% in real world tests and 18% in peak Lab tests. This additional performance comes at no extra cost and makes the newer EZRX a far better choice. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Below average average bench

The WD Green 2TB (2011) averaged 50.7% 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 0.75MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 2TB (2011) is 37.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 2TB (2011) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 64.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 82.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 68,610 samples)
Min Avg Max
50 Read 89.3 121
45.7 Write 83.5 112
26.5 Mixed 64.9 94.4
35.4 SusWrite 82.1 115
59% 79.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.75 1
0.4 4K Write 1.56 2.3
0.3 4K Mixed 0.63 0.8
130% 0.98 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 119 120 121 122 122 MB/s
Read 132
Write 119
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 121
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
158% 1.13 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 97 93 107 104 MB/s
Read 107
Write 95.4
Mixed 89
SusWrite 95.8
72% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.07 MB/s
356GB free
Firmware: AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 100 99 95 104 103 MB/s
Read 75.9
Write 58.8
Mixed 41.1
SusWrite 99.9
50% 68.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
53% 0.33 MB/s
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Approx. $98 @ launch in Apr '11
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Typical Green 2TB (2011) Builds (Compare 8,126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $502

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 Comments

Meeting technological challenges...

Added 4 years ago.

Terrible

13 months ago.

two HDD green series dead, all my data lost


Terrible

4 years ago.


Average

23 months ago.

Getting old in the tooth, it still performs well as a storage drive.


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