Average Bench: 73.3% (112th of 1014)

more Based on 1,021 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 26.6% 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.47MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Green 5TB (2014) is 47.1%. 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 79MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,021 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.7 Read 132 176
65.8 Write 119 157
46.5 Mixed 79 104
74.1 SusWrite 123 162
83.4% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.94 1.3
1.47 4K Write 2.47 3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
189% 1.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 128 130 130 130 130 MB/s
Read 170
Write 110
Mixed 97.2
SusWrite 128
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 143 142 142 141 137 MB/s
Read 142
Write 136
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 141
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
545GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 137 140 140 139 138 MB/s
Read 121
Write 115
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 138
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 122 123 121 120 124 MB/s
Read 134
Write 113
Mixed 76
SusWrite 122
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.63 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 25,138,182 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $175 @ launch in Jun '14
OutletPCUS $1893 years
AmazonUS $2908 mins
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Typical Green 5TB (2014) Builds (Compare 3,230 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 108%
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Workstation
Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,514

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