Average Bench: 75.1% (108th of 1010)

more Based on 13,015 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD30 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00W, WDC WD30EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00A8LB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00G

Good average bench

The WD Blue 3TB (2015) averaged 24.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 3TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.35MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 52.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 79.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,015 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.2 Read 134 175
69.8 Write 125 165
48.9 Mixed 79.8 106
76.3 SusWrite 128 170
85.7% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.7 4K Write 2.35 2.8
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
185% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 152 152 153 152 153 MB/s
Read 155
Write 144
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 152
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
2.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 88 71 112 119 125 MB/s
Read 134
Write 130
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 99.5
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 107 120 119 126 128 MB/s
Read 111
Write 125
Mixed 77
SusWrite 118
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.2 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. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
BHPhotoUS $902 years
NeweggUS $9013 hrs
AmazonUS $9212 hrs
OutletPCUS $9722 hrs
EbayUS $10012 hrs
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Typical Blue 3TB (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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $898SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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