Average Bench: 80.6% (83rd of 1002)

more Based on 1,007 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60EZRZ-00RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-00R, WDC WD60EZRZ-11R, WDC WD60 EZRZ-11TNUB0, WDC WD60 EZRZ-00RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-11RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-00G, WDC WD60EZRZ-00GZ5B1, WDC WD60EZRZ-22GZ5B1, WDC WD60 EZRZ-00GZ5B1, WDC WD60EZRZ-11TNUB0

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 6TB (2015) averaged just 19.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 6TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.31MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 128MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 42.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.25MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.78MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,007 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.7 Read 144 187
89.8 Write 137 168
85.3 Mixed 128 157
102% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.44 4K Read 0.78 0.99
1.25 4K Write 2.31 2.84
0.17 4K Mixed 0.25 0.31
103% 1.11 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 175
Write 152
Mixed 147
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.72
4K Mixed 0.29
117% 1.28 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 167
Write 155
Mixed 138
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 0.32
124% 1.3 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 177
Write 133
Mixed 127
109% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.49
4K Mixed 0.27
111% 1.19 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 156
Write 135
Mixed 133
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.21
106% 1.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 117
Mixed 124
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.21
89% 1.08 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.0
4KALIGNED
Read 132
Write 124
Mixed 119
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.25
110% 1.18 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 114
Write 136
Mixed 128
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.2
80% 0.9 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
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Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $376

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,455

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