Average Bench: 62.3% (178th of 1015)

more Based on 112,929 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-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 37.6% 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 0.82MB/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 43.6%. 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. Sequential Write Speed 102MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 112,929 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.3 Read 110 151
61.2 Write 102 138
40.9 Mixed 73.3 100
62 SusWrite 107 143
72.3% 98.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.84 1
1.2 4K Write 2.12 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.82 1
165% 1.26 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 146 147 143 144 144 MB/s
Read 150
Write 141
Mixed 95.3
SusWrite 144
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 137 134 135 134 135 MB/s
Read 146
Write 136
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 135
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
429GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 98 100 100 100 100 MB/s
Read 95.9
Write 87.5
Mixed 69.1
SusWrite 99.3
65% 87.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
164% 1.33 MB/s
305GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 118 117 120 121 121 MB/s
Read 66.4
Write 49.5
Mixed 49.2
SusWrite 118
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $159 @ launch in Apr '11
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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 11 years ago.

Poor

6 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

4 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

6 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

11 years ago.

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Excellent

5 years ago.

silent and reliable


Good

2 years ago.

Okay


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