Average Bench: 62.6% (177th of 1015)

more Based on 91,757 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, WD30EZRX-00DC0B0, 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-60M, WDC WD30EZRX-11SPEB0, WDC WD30EZRX-32S, 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]

Above average average bench

The WD Green 3TB (2011) averaged 37.3% 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 2.16MB/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 71.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 103MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 91,757 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.6 Read 113 153
54.5 Write 103 139
39.9 Mixed 71.6 97.2
60.4 SusWrite 105 143
72.2% 98.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1
0.96 4K Write 2.16 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.84 1
169% 1.28 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
124GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 121 123 123 124 124 MB/s
Read 120
Write 64.7
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 121
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 97 88 92 101 96 MB/s
Read 123
Write 104
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 93.8
59% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.1 MB/s
742GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 94 117 114 114 113 MB/s
Read 99.4
Write 98.8
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 112
70% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 99 98 99 101 99 MB/s
Read 96.3
Write 75.4
Mixed 91.4
SusWrite 99.1
67% 90.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
125% 1 MB/s
511GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 69 62 61 69 MB/s
Read 38.5
Write 37.8
Mixed 22.7
SusWrite 64.5
30% 40.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.2
41% 0.37 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $159 @ launch in Apr '11
AmazonUS $935 years
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,242

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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 8 years ago.

Poor

4 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

17 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

3 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

8 years ago.

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Excellent

2 years ago.

silent and reliable


Good

30 days ago.

Okay


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