Average Bench: 72.4% (99th of 979)

more Based on 5,131 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 27.5% 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 Write Speed 2.12MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 117MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2TB (2015) is 35.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 2TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,131 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.5 Read 128 160
87.4 Write 124 150
75.6 Mixed 117 142
92.6% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.74 0.93
1.16 4K Write 2.12 2.53
0.16 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
96.7% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 136
Write 146
Mixed 127
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.3
117% 1.24 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 136
Write 130
Mixed 123
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.21
102% 1.13 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 121
Write 125
Mixed 115
90% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.28
112% 1.16 MB/s
969GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 126
Mixed 119
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.27
96% 1 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 106
Write 89.9
Mixed 104
76% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.24
80% 0.8 MB/s
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $149

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