Average Bench: 74.7% (110th of 1015)

more Based on 1,146 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 25.2% 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.46MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 5TB (2014) is 49%. 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 79MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 121MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,146 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.6 Read 135 183
67.6 Write 121 158
48.7 Mixed 79 103
75.1 SusWrite 126 162
84.4% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.94 1.3
1.2 4K Write 2.46 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
190% 1.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 151 162 164 165 163 MB/s
Read 186
Write 162
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 160
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.5 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 122 119 120 120 123 MB/s
Read 143
Write 132
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 120
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 30,744,077 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $175 @ launch in Jun '14
OutletPCUS $1894 years
AmazonUS $2901 month
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Typical Green 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 GAMING (MS-7816) - $187

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $896

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