Average Bench: 62.3% (184th of 1015)

Based on 1,443 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 37.7% 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 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.97MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SSHD 4TB (2015) is 48.2%. 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 64.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 100MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,443 samples)
Min Avg Max
35.4 Read 105 156
31.2 Write 100 146
35.7 Mixed 64.6 84.7
70.9 SusWrite 112 148
70.1% 95.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.66 0.81
0.7 4K Write 1.97 2.6
0.5 4K Mixed 0.78 1
151% 1.14 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 136 153 152 154 152 MB/s
Read 136
Write 67.5
Mixed 68.8
SusWrite 147
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 107 105 106 109 MB/s
Read 142
Write 128
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 103
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 0.6 0.9 0.6 60 85 MB/s
Read 154
Write 146
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 33.1
73% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.83 MB/s
829GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 52 54 66 68 64 MB/s
Read 60.4
Write 66
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 61.5
40% 54.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
106% 0.87 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,724,093 HDDs tested.

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Typical Blue SSHD 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 4,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,263

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