Average Bench: 60.2% (185th of 984)

more Based on 12,028 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, WDC WD10 EALX-089BA1, 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 WD superseded this drive in 2012 with the EZEX.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 39.8% 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 0.36MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.81MB/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 99.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 85.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,028 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.3 Read 110 140
66.1 Write 99.3 126
23.7 Mixed 85.3 123
73.6% 98.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.61 0.99
0.76 4K Write 1.81 2.27
0.19 4K Mixed 0.36 0.51
98.5% 0.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
590GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 127
Write 114
Mixed 118
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.36
102% 0.99 MB/s
892GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 105
Mixed 92.3
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.36
77% 0.66 MB/s
573GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 113
Write 99.2
Mixed 11.1
54% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.48
123% 1.12 MB/s
795GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 104
Mixed 94.7
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.19
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.12
36% 0.37 MB/s
497GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98
Write 104
Mixed 111
79% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.38
117% 1.13 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 93.5
Write 80
Mixed 80
64% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.24
78% 0.83 MB/s
508GB free
Firmware: 15.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 87.3
Write 71.1
Mixed 69.1
57% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.43
108% 0.98 MB/s
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $383

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