Average Bench: 63.6% (173rd of 1015)

more Based on 170,877 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 WD20EZRX-00DC0B, WDC WD20 EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-19D, WD20EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-22W12B0, WDC WD20EZRX-32D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-07D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00S, WDC WD20EZRX-19DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-00DC0BO, WDC WD20 EZRX-07D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00D8PB, WDC WD20EZRX-00DCOB0, WDC WD20 EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD20EZRX-55DC0B0, WDC WD20 EZRX-32D8PB0, WDC WD20EZRX-00W12B0, 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]

Above average average bench

The WD Green 2TB (2012) averaged 36.4% 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 0.89MB/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 44.2%. 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 71.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 170,877 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.2 Read 114 153
63.3 Write 107 144
42.3 Mixed 71.7 93.8
62.7 SusWrite 107 146
73.6% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1
0.6 4K Write 2.22 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.89 1
175% 1.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 142 141 140 137 138 MB/s
Read 137
Write 138
Mixed 82.4
SusWrite 140
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 130 133 133 132 133 MB/s
Read 109
Write 80.6
Mixed 75.9
SusWrite 131
73% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
792GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 101 100 103 102 105 MB/s
Read 105
Write 129
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 102
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
535GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 87 86 88 87 87 MB/s
Read 117
Write 89.9
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 84.8
69% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 76 77 76 77 77 MB/s
Read 101
Write 98.6
Mixed 76
SusWrite 75.9
65% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.4 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $97 @ launch in Aug '12
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Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $684

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Still going steady after 7 years and 2 swaps.


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