Average Bench: 62.9% (176th of 1015)

more Based on 116,961 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 37.1% 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 0.84MB/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 42.2%. 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 72.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 102MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 116,961 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.5 Read 112 153
55.3 Write 102 140
39.7 Mixed 72.7 95.9
59.6 SusWrite 106 144
72.5% 98.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1
0.84 4K Write 2.11 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.84 1
167% 1.27 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: 118 123 124 124 124 125 MB/s
Read 130
Write 108
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 123
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 116 113 116 125 125 MB/s
Read 115
Write 109
Mixed 66
SusWrite 117
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 113 110 112 112 112 MB/s
Read 109
Write 110
Mixed 93.6
SusWrite 111
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
963GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 106 108 107 108 109 MB/s
Read 106
Write 97.3
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 106
70% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.8
174% 1.47 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 102 86 86 86 106 MB/s
Read 81.4
Write 86
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 97.6
59% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.4 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $159 @ launch in Apr '11
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,148

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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 9 years ago.

Poor

5 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

2 years 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

4 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

9 years ago.

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Excellent

4 years ago.

silent and reliable


Good

14 months ago.

Okay


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