Average Bench: 74.8% (95th of 984)

more Based on 7,040 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 2.15MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 119MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 44%. 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 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,040 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.6 Read 133 172
84.4 Write 128 166
75.8 Mixed 119 156
95.2% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.74 0.97
1.53 4K Write 2.15 2.64
0.17 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
96.9% 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 129
Write 137
Mixed 132
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.29
114% 1.19 MB/s
593GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 130
Write 119
Mixed 109
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.22
116% 1.29 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 119
Write 126
Mixed 105
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.29
120% 1.28 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 99.4
Write 126
Mixed 115
86% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.28
102% 1 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 120
Write 96
Mixed 107
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.28
101% 1.07 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 89.1
Write 97.9
Mixed 99
72% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.19
89% 0.95 MB/s
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,115

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