Average Bench: 60.1% (186th of 984)

more Based on 9,811 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EALX-009BA0, WDC WD10EALX-559BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-559BA0, WDC WD10EALX-008, WDC WD10EALX-089BA0, WDC WD10EALX-009, WDC WD10EALX-229, WDC WD10 EALX-089BA0, WDC WD10EALX-089, WD10EALX-009BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-609BA0, WDC WD10EALX-609BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-008EA0, WDC WD10EALX-229BA1, WDC WD10EALX-229BA0, WDC WD10EALX-089BA1, WDC WD10 EALX-079BA0, WDC WD10EALX-759, WDC WD10EALX-199BA0, WDC WD10EALX-559, WDC WD10 EALX-759BA1, WDC WD10 EALX-759BA0, WDC WD10EALX-079, WDC WD10 EALX-009BA0, WDC WD10EALX-008EA0, WDC WD10EALX-759BA0, WDC WD10EALX-079BA1, WDC WD10EALX-079BA0, WD10EALX-609BA0, WDC WD10EALX-759BA1, WDC WD10 EALX-229BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-229BA1

The WD Blue EALX (2010) is sold as an all round desktop drive. This model is nearly four years old now and can't compete against the newer competition. WD superseded this drive in 2012 with the EZEX. Comparing the EALX and EZEX reveals that the newer EZEX drive is approximately 30% faster yet both drives still retail for almost the same price. With average sequential read/write speeds of 109/97 MB/s the EALX lags the group leaders by 40%. Average small file 4K performance clocks in at 0.67/1.85 MB/s which is again around 40% slower than the top ten group leaders. With an effective speed of just 102 MB/s the 2010 WD Blue lags its peers by 34%. There are both cheaper and faster alternatives available elsewhere. [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2010) averaged 39.9% 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 0.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.77MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2010) is 32.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 1TB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 99.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 85.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,811 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.9 Read 110 140
68.8 Write 99.4 126
24.6 Mixed 85.7 124
73.6% 98.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.18 4K Read 0.59 0.86
0.64 4K Write 1.77 2.25
0.15 4K Mixed 0.35 0.51
96.3% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
742GB free
Firmware: 15.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED
Read 125
Write 118
Mixed 119
91% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.46
116% 1.02 MB/s
742GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 125
Write 115
Mixed 112
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.29
87% 0.86 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 110
Write 107
Mixed 100
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.28
92% 0.94 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: 15.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 106
Write 88.9
Mixed 85.9
70% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.36
104% 1 MB/s
296GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 78.3
Write 78
Mixed 88.1
62% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.5
121% 1.03 MB/s
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Recommended for use in desktop and All-in-One PCs...

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Very poor

3 years ago.


Below average

20 months ago.

Does what it's supposed to (albeit a bit slowly, apparently) but has lasted 5 years of heavy usage without a hiccup.


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