Average Bench: 80.8% (70th of 984)

more Based on 846 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60EZRZ-00RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-00R, WDC WD60EZRZ-11R, WDC WD60 EZRZ-11TNUB0, WDC WD60 EZRZ-00RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-11RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-00G, WDC WD60EZRZ-00GZ5B1, WDC WD60EZRZ-22GZ5B1, WDC WD60 EZRZ-00GZ5B1, WDC WD60EZRZ-11TNUB0

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 6TB (2015) averaged just 19.2% 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 2.33MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 128MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 43%. 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 0.25MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 846 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.7 Read 144 186
88.7 Write 137 167
84.6 Mixed 128 158
103% 137 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.8 0.99
1.04 4K Write 2.33 2.84
0.17 4K Mixed 0.25 0.31
104% 1.13 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 174
Mixed 110
109% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.29
115% 1.19 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 162
Write 154
Mixed 158
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.79
4K Mixed 0.3
121% 1.31 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 155
Mixed 139
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.31
4K Mixed 0.27
100% 1.08 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,810,075 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
EbayUS $14615 mins
NeweggUS $19010 hrs
OutletPCUS $22118 hrs
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 4,060 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,337

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