Average Bench: 72.3% (101st of 984)

more Based on 15,808 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0, 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 WD20EZRZ-60Z

Good average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 27.7% 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 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 2TB (2015) is 34.1%. 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 0.23MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,808 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.5 Read 128 156
88 Write 123 150
82.2 Mixed 116 141
92.2% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.74 0.94
1.51 4K Write 2.09 2.5
0.16 4K Mixed 0.23 0.29
95.3% 1.02 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 160
Write 127
Mixed 133
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.26
107% 1.16 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 149
Write 127
Mixed 118
98% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.24
103% 1.1 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 119
Write 125
Mixed 121
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.45
4K Mixed 0.2
106% 1.19 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 102
Mixed 102
79% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.15
95% 1.11 MB/s
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Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,112

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Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 2 years ago.

Below average

4 months ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

7 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

4 months ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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