Average Bench: 74.9% (95th of 984)

more Based on 4,964 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 25.1% 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 2.13MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 122MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 45.6%. 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 0.24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 127MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,964 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.2 Read 134 175
83.1 Write 127 164
77.7 Mixed 122 155
95.8% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.41 4K Read 0.76 0.97
1.19 4K Write 2.13 2.65
0.16 4K Mixed 0.24 0.3
97.6% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 176
Write 141
Mixed 127
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.19
101% 1.13 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 133
Write 146
Mixed 97.1
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.22
82% 0.92 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 135
Write 132
Mixed 124
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.3
104% 1 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 131
Write 131
Mixed 135
100% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.27
101% 1.01 MB/s
672GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 88.6
Write 99.1
Mixed 95.2
71% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.26
103% 1.08 MB/s
752GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 92.5
Write 92.1
Mixed 90.8
69% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.19
87% 0.97 MB/s
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,114

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