Average Bench: 72.1% (105th of 983)

more Based on 10,253 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HBO, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-00Z5HB0

Good average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 27.8% 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 Write Speed 2.08MB/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 34.8%. 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 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,253 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.5 Read 128 159
86.5 Write 123 149
75.9 Mixed 116 142
92.1% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.36 4K Read 0.74 0.93
1 4K Write 2.08 2.5
0.15 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
95.4% 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 139
Write 147
Mixed 143
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.29
116% 1.23 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 139
Write 132
Mixed 125
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.24
90% 1 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 127
Write 129
Mixed 124
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.24
108% 1.15 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 101
Write 97.1
Mixed 107
77% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.24
94% 0.96 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $158

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Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 20 months ago.

Below average

28 days ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

3 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.


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