Average Bench: 72.2% (105th of 983)

more Based on 10,261 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HBO, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-00Z5HB0

Good average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 27.7% 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 2.08MB/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 33.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2TB (2015) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,261 samples)
Min Avg Max
90 Read 128 162
86.5 Write 123 148
75.6 Mixed 116 143
92.2% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.35 4K Read 0.73 0.93
0.99 4K Write 2.08 2.5
0.15 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
95.4% 1.02 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 167
Write 140
Mixed 128
108% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.25
107% 1.15 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 150
Mixed 139
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.29
113% 1.16 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 151
Write 137
Mixed 128
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.19
92% 1.05 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 135
Write 140
Mixed 126
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.26
110% 1.2 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 132
Write 134
Mixed 128
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.28
116% 1.23 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 111
Write 118
Mixed 71.2
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.14
53% 0.56 MB/s
449GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 110
Mixed 101
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.25
90% 0.91 MB/s
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Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,056

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Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 20 months ago.

Below average

29 days ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

3 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

18 hrs ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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