Average Bench: 63.8% (174th of 1015)

more Based on 113,699 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 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 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 2.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 2TB (2012) is 44.3%. 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 71.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 113,699 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.6 Read 115 153
61.4 Write 108 144
40.7 Mixed 71.3 93.5
63.4 SusWrite 107 146
73.8% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.84 1
0.6 4K Write 2.2 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.9 1
175% 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
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 142 142 139 138 139 MB/s
Read 157
Write 145
Mixed 90
SusWrite 140
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 140 142 144 141 145 MB/s
Read 138
Write 125
Mixed 87.8
SusWrite 142
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.3 MB/s
405GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 129 131 129 130 132 MB/s
Read 143
Write 129
Mixed 71.6
SusWrite 130
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 66 110 109 122 119 MB/s
Read 163
Write 144
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 102
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.33 MB/s
503GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 99 100 97 98 98 MB/s
Read 126
Write 113
Mixed 64.9
SusWrite 98.2
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $97 @ launch in Aug '12
BHPhotoUS $794 years
AmazonUS $805 years
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Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $863

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Lower operating temperatures for increased reliability...

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Excellent

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Still going steady after 7 years and 2 swaps.


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