Average Bench: 51.3% (286th of 1015)

more Based on 192,285 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-42R6B0, WDC WD20 EARS-11J99B1, WDC WD20 EARS-11J2GB0, WDC WD20EARS-67S8B1, 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-55M, WDC WD20EARX-55PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-55MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-008FB0, WDC WD20EARS-00S0XB0, WDC WD20 EARS-42S0XB0, WDC WD20EARS-60M, WDC WD20EARS-22MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-07PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-98MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARS-55MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARX-00P, WDC WD20EARX-55P, WDC WD20 EARX-328FB0, WDC WD20 EARX-19PASB0, WDC WD20 EARS-07MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00U2B0, WDC WD20EARS-00J99B0, WDC WD20EARS-00J2GB0, WDC WD20 EARS-42R6B0, WDC WD20EARS-14M, WDC WD20EARX-32P, WDC WD20EARS-00CLWB0, WDC WD20EARX-328, WDC WD20EARS-00S8B1, WDC WD20 EARS-14MVWB0, WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB, WDC WD20EARS-42S, WDC WD20 EARX-00MMMB0, WD20EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20 EARX-07PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-328FB0, WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB1, WDC WD20EARS-00U0AB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00M, WDC WD20EARS-07M, WDC WD20EARS-14MVWB0, WDC WD20EARS-19M, WD20EARX-00PASB, WDC WD20 EARS-60MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARX-32PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-22AVNB0, WDC WD20EARS-00R6B0, WDC WD20EARS-00J, WD20EARS-00MVWB0, WDC WD20 EARX-008FB0, WDC WD20EARX-22P, WDC WD20EARX-00ZUDB0, WDC WD20EARX-00MVWBO, WDC WD20 EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-00S, WDC WD20EARX-00MMMB0, WDC WD20EARS-00U, WDC WD20 EARX-00AZ6B0, WD20EARS-00MVWB, WD20EARS-00S8B1, WDC WD20EARS-00U2B0, WDC WD20EARX-07P, WDC WD20EARX-19P, WDC WD20 EARS-00J99B0, WDC WD20 EARX-22PASB0, WDC WD20 EARX-00ZUDB0, WD20EARX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20EARX-22PASB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00J2GB0, WDC WD20 EARX-60PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-00M, WDC WD20EARX-32PASB0, WDC WD20EARS-07MVWB0, WDC WD20EARX-00P, WD WD20EARX-00PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-19PASB0, WDC WD20EARX-00PASBO, WDC WD20EARX-008, WDC WD20 EARS-22MVWB0, WDC WD20EARS-00S2B0, WDC WD20 EARS-00S0XB0, WDC WD20 EARS-00MVWB1, WDC WD20EARS-42S0XB0, WDC WD20EARS-67MVWB0, WD20E-Niotis, WDC WD20EARX-00A, WDC WD20 EARS-67S8B1, WDC WD20EARX-00AZ6B0, 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]

Average average bench

The WD Green 2TB (2011) averaged 48.6% 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 0.77MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 2TB (2011) is 36.4%. 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 67MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 85.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 192,285 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.7 Read 91.1 125
46.5 Write 85.6 114
28 Mixed 67 96.6
46.2 SusWrite 87.5 119
61.2% 82.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.77 1
0.4 4K Write 1.66 2.4
0.4 4K Mixed 0.63 0.8
132% 1.02 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 115 112 116 115 MB/s
Read 104
Write 100
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 113
70% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 116 93 111 105 116 MB/s
Read 107
Write 99.6
Mixed 67.4
SusWrite 108
70% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.1 MB/s
830GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 48 35 60 79 57 MB/s
Read 107
Write 90.8
Mixed 78.4
SusWrite 57.8
62% 83.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 60 51 39 59 55 MB/s
Read 66
Write 67.2
Mixed 51
SusWrite 53
44% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.4
70% 0.47 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $98 @ launch in Apr '11
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Gaming 99%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $973

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 Comments

Meeting technological challenges...

Added 8 years ago.

Good

2 years ago.

have an older Seagate, which still has its power. The WD donegend shaft barely 54 mb / s.


Terrible

3 years ago.

two HDD green series dead, all my data lost


Terrible

8 years ago.


Good

4 months ago.

Its not that fast compared to some of the newer drives, but i guess it's still usable. I guess it could be a backup or a gaming hdd if you dont mind the longer loading times. It's pretty quiet for being an hdd and cheap on the used market.


Excellent

2 years ago.

60,000 power on hours, been in 4 computers, dropped, abused, and used and not even a single hiccup. Still gets 70+ MB/s and holds most of my games. Well done.


Good

12 months ago.

Okay


Average

5 years ago.

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


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