Average Bench: 62.9% (178th of 1015)

more Based on 81,563 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-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 37.0% 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 2.12MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 3TB (2011) is 46.2%. 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 71.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 105MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 81,563 samples)
Min Avg Max
64.7 Read 113 154
59.1 Write 105 144
37.4 Mixed 71.6 99.6
60.4 SusWrite 107 144
72.9% 99 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.84 1
0.6 4K Write 2.12 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.85 1
169% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 124 125 126 126 125 MB/s
Read 135
Write 118
Mixed 76.4
SusWrite 124
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 136 133 130 130 127 MB/s
Read 131
Write 130
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 128
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 119 121 120 123 119 MB/s
Read 130
Write 112
Mixed 97.9
SusWrite 120
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
138% 1.2 MB/s
701GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 91 92 93 93 93 MB/s
Read 118
Write 104
Mixed 38.6
SusWrite 90.8
64% 87.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
78% 0.53 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $159 @ launch in Apr '11
EbayUS $7619 mins
AmazonUS $935 years
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Gaming 96%
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $996

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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

8 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

2 years ago.

silent and reliable


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