Average Bench: 61.8% (183rd of 1015)

more Based on 62,397 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD30 EZRX-32D8PB0, WD30EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00, WDC WD30 EZRX-00AZ6B0, WDC WD30EZRX-60MMMB0, WD30EZRX-00MMMB0, WDC WD30EZRX-07D8PB0, WD30EZRX -00MMMB0, WDC WD30EZRX-32SPEB0, WDC WD30 EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD30EZRX-32D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00MMMB0, WDC WD30EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-19DC0B0, WDC WD30 EZRX-22D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD30 EZRX-00MMMB0, WDC WD30EZRX-19D, WDC WD30EZRX-07D, WDC WD30EZRX-55DC0B0, WDC WD30EZRX-00AZ6B0, WDC WD30 EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00S, WDC WD30EZRX-11SPEB0, WDC WD30EZRX-60D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-55MMMB0, WDC WD30 EZRX-00SPEB0, WDC WD30EZRX-22DC0B0, WDC WD30 EZRX-19D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00M, WDC WD30EZRX-00A, WDC WD30EZRX-00D, WDC WD30EZRX-22D, WDC WD30 EZRX-19DC0B0, WDC WD30EZRX-22D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-32D

Compared to the Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB there are no tangible upsides to this drive. The ONLY benefit seems to be a 2W power saving whilst the drive is active. [Nov '12 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The WD Green 3TB (2011) averaged 38.1% 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 0.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.12MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 3TB (2011) is 43.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 3TB (2011) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 70.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 103MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 62,397 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.6 Read 112 152
57.7 Write 104 143
36.5 Mixed 70.9 97.4
50.8 SusWrite 103 144
71.8% 97.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.83 1
0.54 4K Write 2.12 2.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.84 1
168% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 125 128 126 125 125 MB/s
Read 151
Write 113
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 125
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
171% 1.37 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 127 114 127 128 125 MB/s
Read 117
Write 110
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 124
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.6
138% 1.23 MB/s
479GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 110 112 111 112 112 MB/s
Read 84.3
Write 46.2
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 111
54% 72.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 61 58 56 60 64 MB/s
Read 40.5
Write 75.8
Mixed 39
SusWrite 60.3
40% 53.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $159 @ launch in Apr '11
AmazonUS $934 years
BHPhotoUS $953 years
OutletPCUS $1032 days
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Typical Green 3TB (2011) Builds (Compare 32,902 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,019

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 Comments

Efficient eco-conscious computing, cool and quiet operation...

Specs

  • Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Rotational Speed IntelliPower *
  • Capacity 3 TB
  • Read/Write 6.00 Watts
  • Idle 5.50 Watts
  • Standby 0.80 Watts
  • Sleep 0.80 Watts
Added 7 years ago.

Poor

2 years ago.

This disk lasted under a year before failure. The drive was used as part of an external WD Elements storage device intended for occasional use (approximately two hours' usage per day).


Poor

22 months ago.

Spin Up Time 230 000000000DAC.SERIOUS ISSUE : your hard disk has 805 reallocated sectors.WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 with firmware 80.00A80.


Very poor

7 years ago.

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Excellent

17 months ago.

silent and reliable


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