Average Bench: 61% (179th of 984)

more Based on 3,104 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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Above average average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2010) averaged 39.0% 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 1.82MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2010) is 33.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 1TB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 85.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 101MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,104 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.5 Read 111 143
70.6 Write 101 130
26.9 Mixed 85.8 122
74.4% 99.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.73 1.18
0.67 4K Write 1.82 2.27
0.19 4K Mixed 0.36 0.52
104% 0.97 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 131
Write 121
Mixed 116
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.31
88% 0.85 MB/s
258GB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 103
Write 97.8
Mixed 101
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.42
107% 0.99 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 86
Mixed 85.6
70% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.3
90% 0.91 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 80.8
Write 62
Mixed 6.37
36% 49.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.06
10% 0.06 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO

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