Average Bench: 63.5% (173rd of 1015)

more Based on 178,042 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 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.21MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 2TB (2012) is 39.6%. 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 72.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 178,042 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.5 Read 114 148
61.7 Write 107 140
43.2 Mixed 72.4 94.2
56.1 SusWrite 107 143
73.7% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1
0.6 4K Write 2.21 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.89 1
176% 1.32 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 130 131 128 133 130 MB/s
Read 112
Write 72.1
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 130
72% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
167% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 119 120 117 118 MB/s
Read 112
Write 106
Mixed 72.6
SusWrite 117
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 108 110 110 110 109 MB/s
Read 106
Write 73.3
Mixed 66.1
SusWrite 109
65% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
713GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 90 90 92 92 91 MB/s
Read 93.2
Write 61.4
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 89.4
58% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $97 @ launch in Aug '12
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $974

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Lower operating temperatures for increased reliability...

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Still going steady after 7 years and 2 swaps.


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