Average Bench: 63.6% (173rd of 1015)

more Based on 87,130 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 36.4% 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 2.13MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 3TB (2011) is 43.3%. 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 73.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 87,130 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.1 Read 115 152
60.6 Write 107 141
36.2 Mixed 73.3 101
58 SusWrite 106 145
73.8% 100 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1
0.9 4K Write 2.13 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.84 1
169% 1.27 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: 139 142 142 143 143 139 MB/s
Read 138
Write 100
Mixed 87.9
SusWrite 141
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 126 127 127 126 MB/s
Read 130
Write 119
Mixed 84.3
SusWrite 126
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 119 122 123 122 121 MB/s
Read 128
Write 121
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 121
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
158% 1.27 MB/s
539GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 57 58 57 57 57 MB/s
Read 100
Write 99.3
Mixed 86.9
SusWrite 57.3
64% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $159 @ launch in Apr '11
AmazonUS $935 years
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Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,247

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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

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

14 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


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