Average Bench: 64.1% (175th of 1015)

more Based on 76,884 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD20 EZRX-22D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-55DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-60D, WD20EZRX-00D8PB, WDC WD20 EZRX-19DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-32SPEB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00, WDC WD20 EZRX-00DCOB0, 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-07D, 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 43.1%. 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 71.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 76,884 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.8 Read 116 153
65.1 Write 108 143
44.1 Mixed 71.4 93.1
64.7 SusWrite 107 146
74% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1
0.6 4K Write 2.22 2.7
0.6 4K Mixed 0.9 1
177% 1.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 134 136 136 137 136 MB/s
Read 132
Write 136
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 135
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 125 123 127 126 123 MB/s
Read 137
Write 113
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 125
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
318GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 119 120 120 119 119 MB/s
Read 122
Write 120
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 120
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.53 MB/s
925GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 21 21 21 23 20 MB/s
Read 13.8
Write 12.3
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 19.2
11% 14.7 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.1
18% 0.17 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $97 @ launch in Aug '12
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BHPhotoUS $793 years
AmazonUS $804 years
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,028

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Lower operating temperatures for increased reliability...

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Still going steady after 7 years and 2 swaps.


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