Average Bench: 82.5% (61st of 979)

more Based on 296 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 17.4% 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

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 39.6%. 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 296 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.5 Read 146 188
99.1 Write 142 171
92.7 Mixed 132 158
105% 140 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.78 0.98
0.95 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%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 158
Write 144
Mixed 138
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.2
86% 0.94 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 156
Write 143
Mixed 137
109% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.22
111% 1.23 MB/s
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 689 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $922

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