Average Bench: 70.2% (130th of 1010)

more Based on 38,985 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

Good average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 29.8% 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 2.27MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2TB (2015) is 39.1%. 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 77.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 118MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,985 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.5 Read 127 159
75 Write 118 147
52.9 Mixed 77.3 95.2
70.1 SusWrite 118 148
80.8% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1
1.12 4K Write 2.27 2.7
0.6 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%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 157 156 156 156 156 MB/s
Read 152
Write 106
Mixed 98.5
SusWrite 156
95% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.8
176% 1.47 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 143 143 144 142 144 MB/s
Read 133
Write 139
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 143
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 85 84 121 120 123 MB/s
Read 151
Write 149
Mixed 93.2
SusWrite 102
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
181% 1.33 MB/s
362GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 75 77 77 77 75 MB/s
Read 99
Write 98.7
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 75.6
63% 85 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,292,318 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $83 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $5913 hrs
NeweggUS $5914 hrs
EbayUS $6513 hrs
OutletPCUS $6722 hrs
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 24,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,078

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 2 years ago.

Below average

15 months ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

17 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

14 months ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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