Average Bench: 64.1% (173rd of 1015)

more Based on 129,585 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 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-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 35.8% 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 2.19MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 2TB (2012) is 44.4%. 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 70.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 129,585 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.3 Read 116 155
56 Write 107 142
39.2 Mixed 70.6 93.5
56.6 SusWrite 107 146
73.7% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.84 1
0.63 4K Write 2.19 2.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.89 1
174% 1.31 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 56 59 65 58 56 MB/s
Read 155
Write 149
Mixed 89.7
SusWrite 64
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.33 MB/s
71GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 100 106 98 91 106 MB/s
Read 102
Write 94.3
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 102
64% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
892GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 116 116 108 117 117 MB/s
Read 59.6
Write 59.2
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 114
50% 68.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.53 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 79 81 80 80 82 MB/s
Read 87.2
Write 80
Mixed 65
SusWrite 80.2
58% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.4 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $97 @ launch in Aug '12
BHPhotoUS $795 years
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $984

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Lower operating temperatures for increased reliability...

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Poor

7 years ago.


Excellent

22 months ago.

Still going steady after 7 years and 2 swaps.


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