Average Bench: 75.8% (99th of 1010)

more Based on 598 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 24.2% 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 0.52MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.38MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 5TB (2014) is 42.1%. 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 105MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 598 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.9 Read 137 179
88.1 Write 127 160
60.9 Mixed 105 149
74.1 SusWrite 123 161
91% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.83 1.2
1.6 4K Write 2.38 2.9
0.17 4K Mixed 0.52 1.08
136% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 132 134 135 134 134 MB/s
Read 126
Write 118
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 133
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
220% 1.67 MB/s
214GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 127 130 129 127 130 MB/s
Read 101
Write 84.2
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 129
69% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 86 88 74 70 91 MB/s
Read 136
Write 132
Mixed 77.3
SusWrite 80.1
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.63 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 98 90 99 81 97 MB/s
Read 95.7
Write 90
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 91.8
62% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.5 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 88 96 91 97 88 MB/s
Read 95.2
Write 91.3
Mixed 65
SusWrite 92.2
63% 85.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,125,706 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $175 @ launch in Jun '14
NeweggUS $13011 months
OutletPCUS $1892 years
AmazonUS $19514 months
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Typical Green 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 1,892 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
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Desktop
Desktop 127%
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Workstation
Workstation 127%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,424

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