Average Bench: 74.8% (109th of 1002)

more Based on 11,934 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 25.2% 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 121MB/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 0.23MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,934 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.2 Read 133 179
86.9 Write 128 168
81.6 Mixed 121 156
95.5% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.76 0.96
1.51 4K Write 2.15 2.67
0.16 4K Mixed 0.23 0.29
97.3% 1.05 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 134
Mixed 126
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.23
87% 0.93 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 134
Write 145
Mixed 132
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.26
103% 1.07 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 147
Write 124
Mixed 117
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.25
86% 0.91 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 133
Write 134
Mixed 95.4
90% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.29
99% 0.96 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 140
Write 126
Mixed 124
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.25
91% 1 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 119
Write 121
Mixed 115
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.28
113% 1.18 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,727,707 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
BHPhotoUS $9023 months
AmazonUS $927 mins
NeweggUS $926 hrs
EbayUS $9724 mins
OutletPCUS $1002 days
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 21,247 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,175

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