Average Bench: 78.5% (96th of 1010)

more Based on 11,118 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0, WDC WD40EZRZ-64D85Y0, 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

Good average bench

The WD Blue 4TB (2015) averaged 21.5% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.42MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 51.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 4TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 83.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,118 samples)
Min Avg Max
80 Read 139 178
76.2 Write 130 167
43.7 Mixed 83.2 110
76.2 SusWrite 134 172
89.4% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.9 1.1
0.89 4K Write 2.42 3
0.5 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
189% 1.43 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
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 170 171 172 171 170 MB/s
Read 187
Write 162
Mixed 100
SusWrite 171
114% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.53 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 149 146 147 149 151 MB/s
Read 159
Write 128
Mixed 92.8
SusWrite 146
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 83 65 119 113 137 MB/s
Read 172
Write 140
Mixed 87.2
SusWrite 94.5
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.57 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 115 84 61 62 110 MB/s
Read 118
Write 125
Mixed 53
SusWrite 87.4
70% 95.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 89 93 78 78 65 MB/s
Read 106
Write 105
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 81.5
69% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
186% 1.3 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 22,754 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,111

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $145Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
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