Average Bench: 82.3% (61st of 984)

more Based on 444 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 WD60 EZRZ-00GZ5B1, WDC WD60EZRZ-11TNUB0

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 6TB (2015) averaged just 17.7% 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 2.36MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 131MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 39%. 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 0.26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.79MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 444 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.7 Read 146 185
97.9 Write 141 170
92.4 Mixed 131 158
105% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.79 0.98
1.24 4K Write 2.36 2.87
0.18 4K Mixed 0.26 0.31
105% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 183
Write 157
Mixed 147
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.2
95% 1.07 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 190
Write 144
Mixed 153
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.58
4K Mixed 0.21
109% 1.23 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 153
Write 152
Mixed 132
109% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 2.67
4K Mixed 0.29
122% 1.31 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 150
Mixed 145
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.31
118% 1.21 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 137
Mixed 141
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.26
103% 1.12 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 145
Mixed 145
109% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.22
104% 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 149
Write 120
Mixed 155
107% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.24
98% 1.03 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 129
Write 129
Mixed 88.4
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.29
106% 1.14 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $336

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,647

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