Average Bench: 71.3% (121st of 1002)

more Based on 34,986 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HBO, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z, WDC WD20 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z

Good average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 28.6% 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 Write Speed 2.07MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 116MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2TB (2015) is 35.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 2TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.23MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 122MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,986 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.9 Read 127 156
82.3 Write 122 149
79 Mixed 116 141
91.3% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.73 0.94
1.07 4K Write 2.07 2.5
0.15 4K Mixed 0.23 0.29
94.5% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 145
Mixed 127
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.18
95% 1.08 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 142
Write 145
Mixed 128
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.18
98% 1.09 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 145
Mixed 126
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.25
106% 1.13 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 130
Mixed 122
98% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.19
92% 1.03 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 110
Mixed 89.1
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.21
102% 1.13 MB/s
240GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98.3
Write 99.8
Mixed 104
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.17
74% 0.84 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,683,088 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $83 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $602 mins
EbayUS $6012 mins
NeweggUS $609 hrs
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 21,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,179

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 2 years ago.

Below average

12 months ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

14 months ago.

Good bang for buck. Suit Linux desktops or as part of a storage group. Will be the weak point for Windows 10 updates and other heavy laods on even the oldest hardware. Could do with a GiB of Cache. Entry level SSD is 9 times the cost. Much less noise than Velociraptors, just be aware these can be a bottleneck on Windows.


Poor

11 months ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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