Average Bench: 56.3% (230th of 1015)

more Based on 25,661 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EALX-009BA0, WDC WD10EALX-559BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-559BA0, WDC WD10EALX-008, WDC WD10EALX-089BA0, WDC WD10EALX-009, WDC WD10EALX-229, WDC WD10 EALX-089BA0, WDC WD10EALX-089, WDC WD10 EALX-089BA1, WD10EALX-009BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-609BA0, WDC WD10EALX-609BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-008EA0, WDC WD10EALX-229BA1, WDC WD10EALX-229BA0, WDC WD10EALX-089BA1, WDC WD10EALX-609, WDC WD10 EALX-079BA0, WDC WD10EALX-759, WDC WD10EALX-199BA0, WDC WD10EALX-559, WDC WD10 EALX-759BA1, WDC WD10 EALX-759BA0, WDC WD10EALX-079, WDC WD10 EALX-009BA0, WDC WD10EALX-008EA0, WDC WD10EALX-759BA0, WDC WD10EALX-079BA1, WDC WD10EALX-079BA0, WD10EALX-609BA0, WDC WD10EALX-759BA1, WDC WD10 EALX-229BA0, WDC WD10 EALX-229BA1

The WD Blue EALX (2010) is sold as an all round desktop drive. This model is nearly four years old now and can't compete against the newer competition. WD superseded this drive in 2012 with the EZEX. Comparing the EALX and EZEX reveals that the newer EZEX drive is approximately 30% faster yet both drives still retail for almost the same price. With average sequential read/write speeds of 109/97 MB/s the EALX lags the group leaders by 40%. Average small file 4K performance clocks in at 0.67/1.85 MB/s which is again around 40% slower than the top ten group leaders. With an effective speed of just 102 MB/s the 2010 WD Blue lags its peers by 34%. There are both cheaper and faster alternatives available elsewhere. [Mar '14 HDrivePro]

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Average average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2010) averaged 43.7% 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 0.86MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.98MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2010) is 38.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 1TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 70.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,661 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.2 Read 102 133
50.3 Write 95.9 126
40.5 Mixed 70.2 97.3
46 SusWrite 94 125
66.7% 90.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.79 1.3
0.96 4K Write 1.98 2.5
0.5 4K Mixed 0.86 1
164% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 1H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 121 121 122 124 123 MB/s
Read 127
Write 114
Mixed 88.3
SusWrite 122
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
196% 1.37 MB/s
697GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 115 116 116 114 116 MB/s
Read 119
Write 113
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 115
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
519GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 108 108 109 109 108 MB/s
Read 91.5
Write 88.7
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 108
65% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
315GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 62 62 62 90 MB/s
Read 78.5
Write 78
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 66.8
53% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,474,497 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $73 @ launch in Oct '10
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Typical Blue 1TB (2010) Builds (Compare 4,631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

System: Dell XPS 8300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $410

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 Comments

Recommended for use in desktop and All-in-One PCs...

Added 5 years ago.

Very poor

5 years ago.


Below average

3 years ago.

Does what it's supposed to (albeit a bit slowly, apparently) but has lasted 5 years of heavy usage without a hiccup.


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