Average Bench: 82.1% (62nd of 983)

more Based on 366 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60EZRZ-00RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-00R, WDC WD60EZRZ-11R, 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 17.8% 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 2.33MB/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 39.4%. 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 366 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.8 Read 145 185
98.8 Write 141 171
92.6 Mixed 131 158
104% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.79 0.98
1.14 4K Write 2.33 2.88
0.18 4K Mixed 0.26 0.31
104% 1.12 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 173
Write 167
Mixed 155
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.54
4K Mixed 0.22
110% 1.23 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 184
Write 149
Mixed 139
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.2
95% 1.1 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 155
Write 166
Mixed 141
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.31
124% 1.32 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 138
Write 152
Mixed 104
98% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.28
106% 1.12 MB/s
733GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98.5
Write 94.9
Mixed 97.7
73% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.22
105% 1.15 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $417

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,677

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