Average Bench: 73.7% (96th of 979)

more Based on 7,627 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HBO, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-00Z5HB0

Good average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 26.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.12MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 119MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2TB (2015) is 33.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Blue 2TB (2015) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 126MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,627 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.8 Read 131 162
89.9 Write 126 149
80.7 Mixed 119 143
94.2% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.76 0.93
1.27 4K Write 2.12 2.53
0.16 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
97.5% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 154
Write 140
Mixed 141
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.28
111% 1.14 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 145
Write 146
Mixed 129
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 0.3
119% 1.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 142
Mixed 119
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.26
90% 0.95 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 130
Write 105
Mixed 113
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.18
85% 0.96 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 103
Mixed 102
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.26
94% 0.91 MB/s
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,052

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Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 18 months ago.

Good

1 month ago.

Good bang for buck. Suit Linux desktops or as part of a storage group. Will be the weak point for Windows 10 updates and other heavy laods on even the oldest hardware. Could do with a GiB of Cache. Entry level SSD is 9 times the cost. Much less noise than Velociraptors, just be aware these can be a bottleneck on Windows.


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