Average Bench: 78.8% (96th of 1010)

more Based on 1,133 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

Good average bench

The WD Blue 6TB (2015) averaged 21.1% 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 Mixed IO Speed 0.51MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.39MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 44.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 127MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,133 samples)
Min Avg Max
88 Read 141 180
85.5 Write 134 166
60.8 Mixed 113 155
81.3 SusWrite 127 167
95.3% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.49 4K Read 0.83 1.1
1.31 4K Write 2.39 2.9
0.19 4K Mixed 0.51 1.1
135% 1.24 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 159 163 162 162 163 MB/s
Read 162
Write 104
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 160
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.4 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 148 149 144 149 145 MB/s
Read 152
Write 152
Mixed 88.2
SusWrite 147
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 0.97 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 145 145 146 144 147 MB/s
Read 74.7
Write 80.2
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 145
66% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.33 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 103 105 104 104 103 MB/s
Read 92.9
Write 102
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 103
68% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.53 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
EbayUS $12220 mins
NeweggUS $1853 hrs
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 5,127 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $87

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,024

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Intel Core i7-8700K $325Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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