Average Bench: 51.2% (291st of 1015)

more Based on 144,073 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 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, 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 48.7% 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 0.64MB/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 36.3%. 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 67.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 86.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 144,073 samples)
Min Avg Max
54.3 Read 91.8 124
48.9 Write 86.6 115
28.4 Mixed 67.9 96.6
49.6 SusWrite 86.5 116
61.4% 83.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.75 1
0.4 4K Write 1.63 2.3
0.4 4K Mixed 0.64 0.8
132% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
843GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 90 90 90 89 90 MB/s
Read 95.4
Write 90.6
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 89.2
66% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 80 95 91 81 88 MB/s
Read 94.8
Write 93.3
Mixed 85.4
SusWrite 88.7
67% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.07 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 113 114 112 113 MB/s
Read 55
Write 79.7
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 112
58% 77.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.6 MB/s
438GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 68 68 67 68 MB/s
Read 87.5
Write 76.7
Mixed 49.1
SusWrite 68.1
52% 70.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.33 MB/s
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Approx. $98 @ launch in Apr '11
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Typical Green 2TB (2011) Builds (Compare 47,812 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $121

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $974

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 Comments

Meeting technological challenges...

Added 6 years ago.

Good

12 months ago.

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


Terrible

20 months ago.

two HDD green series dead, all my data lost


Terrible

6 years ago.


Good

12 months ago.

Pretty slow for a 2tb hard drive but its still good in my opinion


Excellent

11 months 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.


Average

3 years ago.

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


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