Average Bench: 69.4% (141st of 1010)

more Based on 33,375 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00WN1B0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HBO, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z, WDC WD20 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 30.5% 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 0.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.28MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2TB (2015) is 42.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 2TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 76.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,375 samples)
Min Avg Max
78 Read 125 157
71.1 Write 115 147
48.5 Mixed 76.3 94.9
67.5 SusWrite 117 147
79.7% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.83 1
1.5 4K Write 2.28 2.6
0.7 4K Mixed 0.93 1
180% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 132 131 133 133 132 MB/s
Read 142
Write 126
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 131
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 102 136 134 135 138 MB/s
Read 141
Write 136
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 125
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 138 134 139 139 140 MB/s
Read 103
Write 108
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 138
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.4 MB/s
759GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 83 83 60 84 83 MB/s
Read 93.3
Write 87
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 79.9
61% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
138% 1.1 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 89 80 75 75 66 MB/s
Read 76.2
Write 77.5
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 78.3
53% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,176,083 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $83 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $6016 mins
EbayUS $636 mins
NeweggUS $6310 hrs
OutletPCUS $671 day
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 22,074 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,188

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 2 years ago.

Below average

13 months ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

15 months 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.


Poor

12 months ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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