Average Bench: 77.1% (97th of 1014)

more Based on 1,514 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD50EZRX-00MVLB1, WDC WD50EZRX-11NWHB1, WDC WD50EZRX-11MVLB1, WDC WD50 EZRX-00MVLB1, WDC WD50EZRX-00M, WDC WD50EZRX-11M, WDC WD50EZRX-22KH5B1

Good average bench

The WD Green 5TB (2014) averaged 22.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Green 5TB (2014) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.51MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 5TB (2014) is 47.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Green 5TB (2014) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 81.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,514 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.4 Read 139 184
73.2 Write 124 159
55.1 Mixed 81.3 104
77.7 SusWrite 130 164
87% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.96 1.3
1.52 4K Write 2.51 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
193% 1.48 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: 145 144 147 148 145 147 MB/s
Read 127
Write 131
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 146
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 146 146 147 148 148 MB/s
Read 127
Write 131
Mixed 79.1
SusWrite 145
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.57 MB/s
665GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 141 143 144 142 140 MB/s
Read 106
Write 101
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 141
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,730,636 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $175 @ launch in Jun '14
AmazonUS $29013 months
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Typical Green 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 6,234 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,312

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