Average Bench: 71.9% (100th of 984)

more Based on 19,815 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 28.0% 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 36.5%. 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 0.24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,815 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.8 Read 127 160
83.9 Write 124 150
77.6 Mixed 116 142
91.8% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.73 0.93
0.78 4K Write 2.07 2.51
0.16 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
94.9% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 147
Mixed 137
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.27
104% 1.07 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 137
Write 147
Mixed 139
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.27
111% 1.21 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 139
Write 138
Mixed 131
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.43
4K Mixed 0.28
113% 1.2 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 136
Write 138
Mixed 131
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.27
107% 1.08 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 137
Write 135
Mixed 135
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.29
115% 1.21 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 128
Write 133
Mixed 128
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.25
109% 1.18 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 108
Write 114
Mixed 96.8
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.23
91% 0.99 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 116
Write 104
Mixed 120
86% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.13
58% 0.61 MB/s
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Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,182

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Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 2 years ago.

Below average

6 months ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

9 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

5 months ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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