Average Bench: 64.3% (174th of 1015)

Based on 885 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40E31X-00HY4A0, WDC WD40E31X-00H14A0, WDC WD40 E31X-00HY4A0, WDC WD40E31X-00H

Above average average bench

The WD Blue SSHD 4TB (2015) averaged 35.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.03MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SSHD 4TB (2015) is 44.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue SSHD 4TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 68MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 885 samples)
Min Avg Max
41.5 Read 108 152
34.1 Write 107 148
39.5 Mixed 68 87.7
74 SusWrite 115 149
73.2% 99.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.4 4K Read 0.67 1.09
0.9 4K Write 2.03 2.79
0.5 4K Mixed 0.8 1
155% 1.17 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: 143 149 150 151 145 146 MB/s
Read 164
Write 114
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 147
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1
168% 1.03 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 144 142 146 142 145 MB/s
Read 150
Write 75.5
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 144
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
114% 0.77 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 133 147 152 151 130 MB/s
Read 136
Write 120
Mixed 71
SusWrite 140
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.4 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 130 136 152 151 150 MB/s
Read 136
Write 138
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 137
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.33 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 142 139 143 141 147 MB/s
Read 84.5
Write 127
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 142
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 100 99 100 100 MB/s
Read 118
Write 81
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 99.7
68% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.23 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 86 92 93 92 92 MB/s
Read 92
Write 90.9
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 89.1
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 37 37 38 38 MB/s
Read 74.5
Write 67.5
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 37.3
42% 57 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.23 MB/s
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Typical Blue SSHD 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 12,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 104%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON (MS-7A63) - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,084

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