Average Bench: 73.1% (115th of 1002)

more Based on 7,347 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD10 EZRZ-22HTKB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-009BA0, WDC WD10EZRZ-22HTKB0, WD10EZRZ-00HTKB, WDC WD10 EZRZ-00HTKB0, WDC WD10 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00HTKB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00H

Good average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2015) averaged 26.8% 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 117MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2015) is 37.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 1TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.22MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,347 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.3 Read 132 165
80.1 Write 123 150
77.3 Mixed 117 142
93.1% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.73 1.02
1.6 4K Write 2.14 2.58
0.15 4K Mixed 0.22 0.29
94.9% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
212GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 167
Write 130
Mixed 129
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.24
88% 1.02 MB/s
822GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 145
Write 147
Mixed 137
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.25
119% 1.31 MB/s
677GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 130
Mixed 122
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.21
102% 1.09 MB/s
208GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 124
Write 131
Mixed 122
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.19
84% 1 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 171
Write 70.7
Mixed 129
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.66
4K Mixed 0.3
122% 1.3 MB/s
888GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 96.2
Mixed 84.1
75% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 0.57
4K Mixed 0.13
61% 0.52 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.8
Write 114
Mixed 109
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.25
92% 0.97 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $61 @ launch in May '15
AmazonUS $4611 mins
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Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,226

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Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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19 days ago.

Solid drive. Really one of the most performant HDDs you can buy for the price.


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