Average Bench: 73.9% (95th of 979)

more Based on 2,218 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 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 Write Speed 2.14MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 119MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 40.2%. 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 126MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,218 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.2 Read 131 168
87.1 Write 126 161
77.7 Mixed 119 151
94.3% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.76 0.96
1.54 4K Write 2.14 2.65
0.17 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
97.7% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
264GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 105
Write 97.7
Mixed 97.6
75% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.18
78% 0.89 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,448,455 HDDs tested.

 Prices

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Desktop 84%
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Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $205

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $998

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