Average Bench: 74.8% (95th of 984)

more Based on 7,040 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 25.1% 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 2.15MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 119MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 44%. 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 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,040 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.6 Read 133 172
84.4 Write 128 166
75.8 Mixed 119 156
95.2% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.74 0.97
1.53 4K Write 2.15 2.64
0.17 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
96.9% 1.04 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 150
Write 146
Mixed 132
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.27
109% 1.16 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 137
Write 124
Mixed 123
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.25
104% 1.07 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 113
Write 112
Mixed 129
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.25
91% 0.94 MB/s
565GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 108
Write 110
Mixed 91.1
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.17
81% 0.93 MB/s
494GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 100
Write 100
Mixed 69.8
67% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.24
91% 1.01 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,112

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