Average Bench: 63.5% (178th of 1015)

more Based on 68,833 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 WD30 EZRX-22DC0B0, 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 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 0.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.14MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 3TB (2011) is 44.1%. 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 71.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 68,833 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.9 Read 114 151
66.4 Write 107 141
34.3 Mixed 71.9 97.3
63.5 SusWrite 107 145
73.6% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1
0.86 4K Write 2.14 2.7
0.4 4K Mixed 0.86 1
170% 1.28 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 133 133 134 134 134 MB/s
Read 144
Write 137
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 132
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 122 124 124 126 127 MB/s
Read 140
Write 138
Mixed 91
SusWrite 124
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 100 101 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 135
Write 134
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 99.8
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
186% 1.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 113 116 115 119 118 MB/s
Read 77.2
Write 75.1
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 114
58% 79 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 70 70 67 68 68 MB/s
Read 59.9
Write 68.4
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 68.5
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.3 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $159 @ launch in Apr '11
AmazonUS $934 years
BHPhotoUS $954 years
OutletPCUS $1037 days
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,078

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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

3 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).


Excellent

4 months ago.

Been running two of these disks in my Synology for over 5 years without any sign of wear, no issues at all. I do hope this continues for another few years... They outperform my demand for NAS currently, so I'd earlier update to another NAS and keep the disks.


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

23 months ago.

silent and reliable


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