Average Bench: 72.6% (112th of 995)

more Based on 7,291 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD10 EZRZ-22HTKB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-009BA0, WDC WD10EZRZ-22HTKB0, WD10EZRZ-00HTKB, WDC WD10 EZRZ-00HTKB0, WDC WD10 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00HTKB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00H

Good average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2015) averaged 27.3% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.09MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 116MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2015) is 38.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 1TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.23MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 122MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,291 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.2 Read 131 169
82.6 Write 122 150
73.8 Mixed 116 143
92.5% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.23 4K Read 0.72 1.04
0.84 4K Write 2.09 2.6
0.14 4K Mixed 0.23 0.29
94% 1.01 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
272GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 122
Write 142
Mixed 119
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.26
102% 1.04 MB/s
531GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 128
Write 124
Mixed 101
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.25
98% 1.06 MB/s
365GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 117
Write 105
Mixed 100
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.16
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.21
54% 0.55 MB/s
303GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 105
Write 104
Mixed 82.5
73% 97 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.29
108% 1.18 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,300,895 HDDs tested.


Approx. $61 @ launch in May '15
AmazonUS $4618 mins
EbayUS $464 mins
NeweggUS $466 hrs
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,185

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Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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Solid drive. Really one of the most performant HDDs you can buy for the price.

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