Average Bench: 62.7% (178th of 1015)

Based on 999 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 37.3% 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 0.81MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.02MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue SSHD 4TB (2015) is 48.4%. 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 65.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 104MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 999 samples)
Min Avg Max
34.7 Read 106 152
34.4 Write 104 147
34.7 Mixed 65.9 85.3
70.2 SusWrite 112 149
71.3% 97.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.3 4K Read 0.68 1
0.9 4K Write 2.02 2.7
0.5 4K Mixed 0.81 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: 151 151 152 153 153 155 MB/s
Read 170
Write 48.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 153
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
92% 0.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 89 98 111 106 111 MB/s
Read 159
Write 137
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 98.5
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 137 138 137 137 137 MB/s
Read 120
Write 138
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 137
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
514GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 106 107 106 105 107 MB/s
Read 123
Write 45.7
Mixed 82
SusWrite 106
66% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 85 108 110 109 110 MB/s
Read 123
Write 107
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 99.1
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.2 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 121 120 123 119 121 MB/s
Read 57
Write 32.5
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 120
50% 67 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 2.6
582% 4.43 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 84 83 86 82 77 MB/s
Read 94.5
Write 92.5
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 83.5
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
109% 0.97 MB/s
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Typical Blue SSHD 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 14,581 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,191

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