Average Bench: 60.3% (186th of 984)

more Based on 12,520 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EALX-009BA0, WDC WD10EALX-559BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-559BA0, WDC WD10EALX-008, WDC WD10EALX-089BA0, WDC WD10EALX-009, WDC WD10EALX-229, WDC WD10 EALX-089BA0, WDC WD10EALX-089, WDC WD10 EALX-089BA1, WD10EALX-009BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-609BA0, WDC WD10EALX-609BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-008EA0, WDC WD10EALX-229BA1, WDC WD10EALX-229BA0, WDC WD10EALX-089BA1, WDC WD10 EALX-079BA0, WDC WD10EALX-759, WDC WD10EALX-199BA0, WDC WD10EALX-559, WDC WD10 EALX-759BA1, WDC WD10 EALX-759BA0, WDC WD10EALX-079, WDC WD10 EALX-009BA0, WDC WD10EALX-008EA0, WDC WD10EALX-759BA0, WDC WD10EALX-079BA1, WDC WD10EALX-079BA0, WD10EALX-609BA0, WDC WD10EALX-759BA1, WDC WD10 EALX-229BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-229BA1

The WD Blue EALX (2010) is sold as an all round desktop drive. This model is nearly four years old now and can't compete against the newer competition. WD superseded this drive in 2012 with the EZEX. Comparing the EALX and EZEX reveals that the newer EZEX drive is approximately 30% faster yet both drives still retail for almost the same price. With average sequential read/write speeds of 109/97 MB/s the EALX lags the group leaders by 40%. Average small file 4K performance clocks in at 0.67/1.85 MB/s which is again around 40% slower than the top ten group leaders. With an effective speed of just 102 MB/s the 2010 WD Blue lags its peers by 34%. There are both cheaper and faster alternatives available elsewhere. [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2010) averaged 39.7% 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 0.35MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.78MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2010) is 32.9%. 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 Write Speed 99.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 86.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,520 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.2 Read 110 140
66 Write 99.4 127
24.5 Mixed 86.1 122
73.9% 98.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.27 4K Read 0.6 0.98
0.72 4K Write 1.78 2.25
0.17 4K Mixed 0.35 0.51
97.4% 0.91 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
247GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 107
Mixed 109
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.5
141% 1.23 MB/s
449GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 108
Mixed 94.6
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.28
92% 1 MB/s
272GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 98.3
Write 91.9
Mixed 89.3
70% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.48
130% 1.16 MB/s
396GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 102
Write 84.2
Mixed 89.3
69% 92 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.45
108% 0.98 MB/s
544GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 72
Write 106
Mixed 65.2
60% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.26
73% 0.68 MB/s
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop
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Workstation 36%
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System: Dell XPS 8300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $381

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Recommended for use in desktop and All-in-One PCs...

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Very poor

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Below average

2 years ago.

Does what it's supposed to (albeit a bit slowly, apparently) but has lasted 5 years of heavy usage without a hiccup.


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