Average Bench: 64.3% (171st of 1015)

more Based on 160,373 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-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 35.6% 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 2.23MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 2TB (2012) is 45%. 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 72.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 160,373 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.6 Read 117 155
61 Write 107 143
43.9 Mixed 72.2 94.5
56.9 SusWrite 107 146
74.2% 101 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.85 1
0.5 4K Write 2.23 2.7
0.5 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%
268GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 118 122 122 121 121 MB/s
Read 113
Write 104
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 121
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.5 MB/s
190GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 103 93 95 108 MB/s
Read 104
Write 96.1
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 103
68% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.8
172% 1.43 MB/s
900GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 121 122 121 123 124 MB/s
Read 83.9
Write 83.7
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 122
63% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $97 @ launch in Aug '12
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Typical Green 2TB (2012) Builds (Compare 88,487 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,055

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Lower operating temperatures for increased reliability...

Added 7 years ago.

Poor

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Excellent

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Still going steady after 7 years and 2 swaps.


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