Average Bench: 63.2% (172nd of 1010)

more Based on 36,463 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD30 EZRX-32D8PB0, WDC WD30EZRX-00, WDC WD30 EZRX-00AZ6B0, 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 36.7% 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 2.17MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 3TB (2011) is 42.8%. 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 71.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,463 samples)
Min Avg Max
69 Read 114 152
59.6 Write 106 140
40.2 Mixed 71.5 95.9
58.9 SusWrite 106 144
73.1% 99.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.83 1
1.1 4K Write 2.17 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.85 1
169% 1.28 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: 134 144 146 147 144 146 MB/s
Read 136
Write 84.2
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 143
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
192% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 113 111 115 115 115 MB/s
Read 124
Write 122
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 114
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 98 102 102 107 110 MB/s
Read 100
Write 101
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 102
67% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,407,937 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $159 @ launch in Apr '11
AmazonUS $933 years
BHPhotoUS $952 years
EbayUS $11646 mins
NeweggUS $1599 months
OutletPCUS $16820 hrs
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Typical Green 3TB (2011) Builds (Compare 19,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $982

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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 6 years ago.

Poor

18 months 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

10 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

6 years ago.

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Excellent

4 months ago.

silent and reliable


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