Average Bench: 63.8% (177th of 1015)

more Based on 88,161 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-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 36.1% 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 0.9MB/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 44.8%. 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 71MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 88,161 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.7 Read 116 152
63.3 Write 109 143
41.9 Mixed 71 91.8
56.1 SusWrite 106 144
74% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.84 1
0.6 4K Write 2.22 2.7
0.51 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%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 134 134 137 137 135 MB/s
Read 139
Write 121
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 135
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
196% 1.57 MB/s
282GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 126 124 124 125 MB/s
Read 122
Write 121
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 124
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
204% 1.47 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 91 96 96 95 99 MB/s
Read 116
Write 101
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 95.6
70% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
242GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 78 80 81 81 81 MB/s
Read 112
Write 114
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 80.1
70% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $97 @ launch in Aug '12
BHPhotoUS $794 years
AmazonUS $804 years
OutletPCUS $8821 hrs
EbayUS $9057 mins
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Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $984

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Lower operating temperatures for increased reliability...

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Poor

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Excellent

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Still going steady after 7 years and 2 swaps.


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