Average Bench: 62.8% (179th of 1015)

more Based on 61,753 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 37.1% 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 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.11MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 3TB (2011) is 43.5%. 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 72.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 105MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 61,753 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.9 Read 114 153
58.8 Write 105 140
38.8 Mixed 72.1 98.2
60.8 SusWrite 105 143
72.8% 98.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1
0.8 4K Write 2.11 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.85 1
169% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
954GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 113 112 111 115 112 MB/s
Read 134
Write 83.8
Mixed 103
SusWrite 112
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.03 MB/s
346GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 64 64 64 67 66 MB/s
Read 135
Write 129
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 65.6
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.5 MB/s
820GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 98 101 99 99 MB/s
Read 101
Write 98.8
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 97.6
70% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.03 MB/s
366GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 93 98 97 99 98 MB/s
Read 106
Write 108
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 91.5
68% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
184% 1.27 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $159 @ launch in Apr '11
EbayUS $597 mins
AmazonUS $934 years
BHPhotoUS $954 years
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Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $967

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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

2 years 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

19 months ago.

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