Average Bench: 63.6% (170th of 1010)

more Based on 59,493 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 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]

ADVERTISEMENT

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 0.9MB/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 45.5%. 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 70.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 106MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 59,493 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.4 Read 116 153
58 Write 109 145
41.2 Mixed 70.5 91.2
52.2 SusWrite 106 146
73.6% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.84 1
0.6 4K Write 2.22 2.7
0.6 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: 138 136 137 136 137 140 MB/s
Read 150
Write 149
Mixed 90
SusWrite 137
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 146 144 146 146 145 MB/s
Read 141
Write 130
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 145
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
966GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 120 122 119 121 124 MB/s
Read 132
Write 121
Mixed 87
SusWrite 116
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 74 103 111 113 110 MB/s
Read 119
Write 110
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 99.7
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 92 92 92 92 92 MB/s
Read 104
Write 92
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 91.8
66% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
59,493 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,124,123 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $97 @ launch in Aug '12
BHPhotoUS $793 years
AmazonUS $803 years
EbayUS $8823 mins
OutletPCUS $1003 hrs
NeweggUS $17514 months
Send price feedback
Typical Green 2TB (2012) Builds (Compare 15,039 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $785

Popular Green 2TB (2012) compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your HDD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2019 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

1010 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different HDDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $366Nvidia GTX 1070 $94Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $209Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $800SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $132SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback