Average Bench: 64% (170th of 1010)

more Based on 64,311 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD20 EZRX-22D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-55DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-60D, WDC WD20 EZRX-19DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-32SPEB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00, WDC WD20EZRX-00D, WDC WD20EZRX-22D, WDC WD20EZRX-00EWTB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-19D, WD20EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-22W12B0, WDC WD20EZRX-32D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-07D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-19DC0B0, WDC WD20 EZRX-07D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00D8PB, WDC WD20 EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-55DC0B0, WDC WD20 EZRX-32D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-60D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-22D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-60D8PB0

The (WD20EZRX) is Western Digital's latest green drive. I don't see what's green about it considering that it draws 5.5 watts even when idle, which is about average nowadays. With peak sequential lab read/write speeds of 150 MB/s the performance profile is approximately 20% below average for recent Hard drive. It's not all bad news as the WD Green is priced aggressively so despite its relatively weak performance it still represents reasonable value for money, at least within the 2TB category. Due to economies of scale, larger capacity drives nearly always yield better value for money. Compared to the 3GB 7200.14 Barracuda, performance is very similar but the barracuda offers 50% more capacity for 36% more money. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The WD Green 2TB (2012) averaged 35.9% 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 0.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.22MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 2TB (2012) is 44.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 2TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 70.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 64,311 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.4 Read 116 154
61 Write 109 144
41.5 Mixed 70.9 93
58.5 SusWrite 107 145
74% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.55 4K Read 0.85 1
0.6 4K Write 2.22 2.7
0.55 4K Mixed 0.9 1
176% 1.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 152 153 149 152 74 MB/s
Read 156
Write 147
Mixed 84.8
SusWrite 138
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 145 145 143 144 144 MB/s
Read 142
Write 132
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 140
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 118 118 119 117 119 MB/s
Read 119
Write 115
Mixed 68
SusWrite 118
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
687GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 82 91 98 100 80 MB/s
Read 115
Write 112
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 85
66% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.23 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $97 @ launch in Aug '12
BHPhotoUS $793 years
AmazonUS $803 years
EbayUS $904 mins
OutletPCUS $1009 hrs
NeweggUS $17516 months
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Typical Green 2TB (2012) Builds (Compare 16,872 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $974

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Lower operating temperatures for increased reliability...

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Poor

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Excellent

19 days ago.

Still going steady after 7 years and 2 swaps.


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