Average Bench: 73.8% (118th of 1010)

more Based on 11,400 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 26.1% 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 0.84MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.31MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 46.8%. 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 85.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,400 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.9 Read 133 175
72.7 Write 124 164
54.5 Mixed 85.6 131
72.8 SusWrite 123 169
85.7% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.56 4K Read 0.87 1.1
1.6 4K Write 2.31 2.8
0.21 4K Mixed 0.84 1.1
172% 1.34 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
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 157 155 155 157 159 MB/s
Read 156
Write 154
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 157
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
209% 1.6 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 149 147 147 148 147 MB/s
Read 155
Write 134
Mixed 96.6
SusWrite 148
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.37 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 131 130 132 132 129 MB/s
Read 124
Write 110
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 130
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,118,389 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
BHPhotoUS $9024 months
AmazonUS $923 days
NeweggUS $9516 hrs
EbayUS $1002 hrs
OutletPCUS $10013 hrs
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 21,967 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,200

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