Average Bench: 60.3% (182nd of 979)

more Based on 7,397 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, 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, 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 WD superseded this drive in 2012 with the EZEX.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 0.36MB/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 33.6%. 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 85.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 100MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,397 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.7 Read 110 142
68.7 Write 100 127
24.2 Mixed 85.6 122
73.7% 98.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.19 4K Read 0.6 1.04
0.78 4K Write 1.79 2.28
0.2 4K Mixed 0.36 0.51
98.2% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
164GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 125
Mixed 112
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.19
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.35
120% 1.08 MB/s
930GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 134
Write 116
Mixed 120
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.37
115% 1.11 MB/s
86GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 94.6
Write 88.5
Mixed 96
70% 93 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.29
88% 0.88 MB/s
546GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 83.9
Write 74.7
Mixed 76.1
59% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.11
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.4
69% 0.53 MB/s
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Workstation 37%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $370

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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

16 months 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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