Average Bench: 80.8% (78th of 1010)

more Based on 12,372 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD40EZRZ-64D85Y0, WDC WD40EZRZ-00W, WDC WD40EZRZ-19GXCB0, WDC WD40 EZRZ-22GXCB0, WDC WD40 EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0, WDC WD40EZRZ-75G, WDC WD40 EZRZ-19GXCB0, WDC WD40EZRZ-00G, WDC WD40EZRZ-22G, WDC WD40EZRZ-75GXCB0, WDC WD40 EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 4TB (2015) averaged just 19.1% 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 0.97MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.54MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 50.1%. 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 85.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 134MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,372 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.5 Read 143 181
80.5 Write 134 168
52.9 Mixed 85.6 109
77 SusWrite 138 173
92.1% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.91 1.1
1.61 4K Write 2.54 3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.97 1.1
193% 1.47 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
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 170 172 172 173 170 MB/s
Read 178
Write 168
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 171
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 168 168 166 168 167 MB/s
Read 180
Write 164
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 167
112% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.7 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 154 150 152 155 153 MB/s
Read 151
Write 153
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 152
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 136 136 137 136 136 MB/s
Read 121
Write 123
Mixed 84.1
SusWrite 136
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
239GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 79 79 80 80 79 MB/s
Read 73.5
Write 75.5
Mixed 60
SusWrite 78.7
53% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,771,834 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 14,204 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 128%
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Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,562

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 2 years ago.

Good

1 month ago.

Despite its speed of 5400 RPM, this drive performs quite well for a spinner, and stays relatively quiet. No issues here.


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