Average Bench: 75.1% (112th of 1015)

more Based on 750 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD50EZRX-00MVLB1, WDC WD50EZRX-11NWHB1, WDC WD50EZRX-11MVLB1, WDC WD50 EZRX-00MVLB1, WDC WD50EZRX-00M, WDC WD50EZRX-11M

Good average bench

The WD Green 5TB (2014) averaged 24.9% 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 2.53MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 5TB (2014) is 45.7%. 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 80.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 750 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.5 Read 135 173
83.3 Write 124 158
54.1 Mixed 80.5 105
78.6 SusWrite 126 163
85.6% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.94 1.3
1.7 4K Write 2.53 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
192% 1.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
324GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 140 139 141 142 143 MB/s
Read 149
Write 145
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 141
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
590GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 55 59 57 68 53 MB/s
Read 56.8
Write 63.5
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 60.8
40% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
148% 1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,876,555 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $175 @ launch in Jun '14
OutletPCUS $1893 years
AmazonUS $25013 mins
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Typical Green 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 2,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
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Desktop
Desktop 110%
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Workstation
Workstation 105%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $1,408

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