Average Bench: 82.5% (57th of 979)

more Based on 267 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60EZRZ-00RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-00R, WDC WD60EZRZ-11R, WDC WD60 EZRZ-00RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-11RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-00GZ5B1, WDC WD60 EZRZ-00GZ5B1, WDC WD60EZRZ-11TNUB0

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 6TB (2015) averaged just 17.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 6TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.32MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 132MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 40.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.26MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.78MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 267 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.9 Read 146 189
97.7 Write 142 171
92.5 Mixed 132 159
105% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.43 4K Read 0.78 0.98
1.14 4K Write 2.32 2.89
0.18 4K Mixed 0.26 0.31
104% 1.12 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 169
Write 141
Mixed 134
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.54
4K Mixed 0.28
106% 1.17 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 140
Mixed 130
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.28
102% 1.09 MB/s
825GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 153
Write 120
Mixed 138
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.21
101% 1.12 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 129
Write 127
Mixed 137
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.74
4K Mixed 0.22
111% 1.27 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 114
Write 93.1
Mixed 96.7
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 0.34
4K Mixed 0.34
80% 0.52 MB/s
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 628 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $857

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