Average Bench: 58.4% (203rd of 979)

more Based on 1,517 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EALS-00Z8A0, WDC WD10EALS-00Z, WDC WD10 EALS-00Z8A0, WDC WD10 EALS-002BA0, WDC WD10EALS-002, WDC WD10EALS-08Z8A0, WDC WD10EALS-002BA0

This version (WD10EALS) of Western Digital's mid-range blue series drive is nearly four years old and as such not a good choice as a new purchase. This drive operates at 7200 RPM and has two 500GB platters which allow it to sustain reasonable sequential transfer rates of up to 180 MB/s read and 140 MB/s write. Average transfer rates are below this by nearly 50% and this version of the blue exhibits particularly weak throughputs of just 50 MB/s when faced with mixed IO (simultaneous reading and writing). Overall as a new purchase the newer single platter 1TB Blue 2012 Blue (WD10EZEX) is a far better choice and offers nearly 20% better average performance. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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Average average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2010) averaged 41.5% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.36MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.79MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2010) is 36.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 1TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 82.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 96.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,517 samples)
Min Avg Max
69 Read 107 142
62.9 Write 96.5 127
14.2 Mixed 82.4 121
71.3% 95.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.74 1.18
0.62 4K Write 1.79 2.25
0.19 4K Mixed 0.36 0.51
103% 0.96 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
654GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 120
Mixed 117
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.17
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.39
133% 1.26 MB/s
782GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 132
Write 111
Mixed 112
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.37
120% 1.11 MB/s
506GB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 117
Write 109
Mixed 86.6
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.25
72% 0.73 MB/s
589GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 90.5
Mixed 49.3
60% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.41
126% 1.17 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $155

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