Average Bench: 80.4% (83rd of 1002)

more Based on 1,105 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 19.6% 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 0.77MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,105 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.7 Read 144 184
89 Write 136 167
85 Mixed 128 157
102% 136 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.77 0.99
1.32 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%
73GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 162
Write 129
Mixed 122
103% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.2
68% 0.63 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 116
Write 122
Mixed 118
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.31
112% 1.15 MB/s
964GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98.7
Write 104
Mixed 89.5
73% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.28
113% 1.19 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 85.3
Mixed 93
70% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.2
90% 1.01 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. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
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NeweggUS $1756 hrs
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 1,519 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 132%
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Desktop 140%
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Workstation
Workstation 142%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $446

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $2,258

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