Average Bench: 50.9% (289th of 1015)

more Based on 212,471 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 49.1% 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 0.61MB/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 36.2%. 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 66.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 85MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 212,471 samples)
Min Avg Max
49.4 Read 90.5 123
42 Write 85 113
27.8 Mixed 66.7 98.7
47.9 SusWrite 86.6 116
60.7% 82.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.75 1
0.4 4K Write 1.63 2.4
0.3 4K Mixed 0.61 0.8
129% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 114 114 114 115 115 MB/s
Read 113
Write 114
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 115
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
399GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 76 76 76 77 75 MB/s
Read 76.7
Write 87.8
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 74.1
59% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
141% 1.17 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 67 68 66 68 66 MB/s
Read 75.4
Write 88.6
Mixed 39
SusWrite 66.1
49% 67.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.47 MB/s
338GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 59 60 61 61 61 MB/s
Read 72.5
Write 77.7
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 60.1
50% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
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 Comments

Meeting technological challenges...

Added 10 years ago.

Good

4 years ago.

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


Terrible

5 years ago.

two HDD green series dead, all my data lost


Terrible

10 years ago.


Good

2 years 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

4 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

3 years ago.

Okay


Average

7 years ago.

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


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