Average Bench: 74.6% (95th of 984)

more Based on 8,250 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD30EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00W, WDC WD30EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00G

Good average bench

The WD Blue 3TB (2015) averaged 25.3% 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 2.14MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 120MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 46.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.23MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,250 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.4 Read 132 178
80.5 Write 128 169
73.8 Mixed 120 156
95.1% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.75 0.97
1.36 4K Write 2.14 2.65
0.17 4K Mixed 0.23 0.29
97% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 170
Mixed 154
125% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.2
108% 1.22 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 167
Write 162
Mixed 152
121% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.83
4K Mixed 0.27
118% 1.32 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 157
Write 146
Mixed 131
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.26
96% 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 168
Write 129
Mixed 124
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.14
87% 1.02 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 128
Write 122
Mixed 121
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.22
92% 0.97 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 121
Mixed 111
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.18
89% 1.01 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 106
Write 103
Mixed 96.7
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 0.39
4K Mixed 0.18
64% 0.49 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,814,984 HDDs tested.

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Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
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AmazonUS $8512 mins
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Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,194

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