Average Bench: 76.1% (86th of 979)

more Based on 3,204 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD30EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00W, WDC WD30EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00G

Good average bench

The WD Blue 3TB (2015) averaged 23.8% 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 Write Speed 2.17MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 121MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 43.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,204 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.7 Read 135 172
86.9 Write 130 168
79.1 Mixed 121 156
96.8% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.78 0.96
1.59 4K Write 2.17 2.65
0.17 4K Mixed 0.24 0.3
99.3% 1.06 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 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 178
Write 153
Mixed 148
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.24
104% 1.14 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 155
Write 131
Mixed 132
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.28
97% 1.02 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 119
Mixed 107
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 0.43
4K Mixed 0.25
71% 0.51 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 98.3
Write 107
Mixed 110
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.24
93% 0.98 MB/s
671GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 95.1
Write 89.6
Mixed 99.7
72% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.23
80% 0.82 MB/s
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 Prices

BHPhotoUS $89.9910 months ago.
AmazonUS $91.964 mins ago.
EbayUS $91.9915 mins ago.
NeweggUS $91.995 days ago.
OutletPCUS $99.841 day ago.
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 8,652 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $774

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