Average Bench: 62.2% (183rd of 1015)

more Based on 45,934 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRX-00DC0B0, WDC WD30 EZRX-32D8PB0, WD30EZRX-00SPEB0, 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 37.8% 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 0.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.07MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 3TB (2011) is 41.2%. 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 71.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 104MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,934 samples)
Min Avg Max
68 Read 112 150
60.2 Write 104 140
37 Mixed 71.2 96.5
57.6 SusWrite 104 141
72.1% 97.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.83 1
0.5 4K Write 2.07 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.83 1
166% 1.25 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
941GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 113 110 113 112 113 MB/s
Read 119
Write 108
Mixed 71
SusWrite 112
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
280GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 115 116 121 119 119 MB/s
Read 106
Write 69
Mixed 52.8
SusWrite 117
63% 86.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
192% 1.53 MB/s
2.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 96 69 98 100 103 MB/s
Read 118
Write 88.8
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 89.8
67% 90.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 73 77 76 77 76 MB/s
Read 79.5
Write 71
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 75.1
53% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
167% 1.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 65 33 40 59 42 MB/s
Read 84.3
Write 21.4
Mixed 45.9
SusWrite 44.9
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.2
58% 0.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,071,301 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $159 @ launch in Apr '11
AmazonUS $933 years
BHPhotoUS $953 years
OutletPCUS $1041 day
EbayUS $1559 mins
NeweggUS $1592 months
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Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,009

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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

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

16 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

11 months ago.

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