Average Bench: 75.5% (104th of 1002)

more Based on 11,022 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-60Z5HB0, 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 24.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 3TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.13MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 121MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 45.7%. 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 11,022 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.3 Read 135 178
83.8 Write 128 168
78.5 Mixed 121 158
96.2% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.39 4K Read 0.75 0.97
1.04 4K Write 2.13 2.7
0.17 4K Mixed 0.23 0.29
96.3% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 150
Write 167
Mixed 149
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.67
4K Mixed 0.25
117% 1.29 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 105
Write 107
Mixed 100
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.19
98% 1.05 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,794,611 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
BHPhotoUS $9021 months
AmazonUS $9219 mins
EbayUS $921 min
NeweggUS $921 hr
OutletPCUS $9821 hrs
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 19,561 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,236

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