Average Bench: 82.2% (73rd of 1002)

more Based on 8,146 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0, WDC WD40EZRZ-75G, WDC WD40EZRZ-00W, WDC WD40EZRZ-00G, WDC WD40EZRZ-22G, WDC WD40EZRZ-75GXCB0, WDC WD40EZRZ-19GXCB0, WDC WD40 EZRZ-22GXCB0, WDC WD40 EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD40 EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 4TB (2015) averaged just 17.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 4TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.32MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 130MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 43%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 4TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.24MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,146 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.3 Read 146 188
95 Write 141 173
87.8 Mixed 130 159
104% 139 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.47 4K Read 0.8 1
1.62 4K Write 2.32 2.84
0.17 4K Mixed 0.24 0.29
103% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 161
Mixed 160
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.72
4K Mixed 0.31
122% 1.31 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 140
Write 137
Mixed 134
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.23
97% 1.09 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 123
Write 135
Mixed 122
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.23
104% 1.13 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 99.8
Write 153
Mixed 117
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.55
4K Mixed 0.18
99% 1.16 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 110
Mixed 114
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.22
80% 0.9 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 21,085 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,224

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