Average Bench: 83.4% (60th of 1015)

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This is the latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allows for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2012) averaged just 16.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 1TB (2012) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1.07MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.19MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2012) is 56.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 1TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 89.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,105,054 samples)
Min Avg Max
93 Read 155 202
78.4 Write 140 177
53.2 Mixed 89.3 113
68.4 SusWrite 135 185
95.4% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.19 1.5
1.1 4K Write 2.47 3
0.7 4K Mixed 1.07 1.2
214% 1.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
858GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 155 150 156 156 155 MB/s
Read 186
Write 116
Mixed 92
SusWrite 154
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
239% 1.77 MB/s
587GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 149 149 149 150 149 MB/s
Read 161
Write 146
Mixed 90.3
SusWrite 149
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
242% 1.77 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $84 @ launch in Jun '12
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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 10 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

Great performer. If not performing; optimize or replace the drive, and update if necessary.

Comment 

This drive I feel is very solid. While not fast enough to capture 1080p 60fps video (with Fraps), it is a definite upgrade over my WD caviar green (WD10EADS). —Sep '14


Good

2 years ago.

My system is still very responsive, even without a ssd.


Excellent

3 years ago.

karena saya pake hardisk ini dan rasanya seperti anda menjandi iron man


Excellent

3 years ago.

Really fast 1TB HDD. Up to 210MB/s read speed and 190MB/s write speed can be compared to the cheapest SSDs.


Good

5 years ago.

too loud and vibrating very much :(


Terrible

4 years ago.

when i got hdd it had an error (The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error) while i wanted to open files on it. i put it on warranty and got back new one and has the same error sometimes.


Excellent

10 years ago.


Good

4 years ago.

This HDD is reliable all around for high-capacity storage at budget hence high market shares.


Poor

3 years ago.

It may have a lot of space, but that's about it. It's slow


Excellent

3 years ago.

good hdd


Excellent

4 years ago.

its fast


Excellent

3 years ago.

One of the greatest HDDs money can buy. It's cheap, relatively fast and has a nice amount of space, it's pretty basic but it's still nowadays a greato ption for a budget build.


Excellent

5 years ago.

I have that hdd in my desktop and i pretty fast and quality.


Good

6 years ago.

Its a HDD. But in RAID so far it gets almost double the speed


Excellent

3 years ago.

I have one personally. It is really good and it benches 116%. Really useful for server information. I use it for Minecraft server information.


Good

3 years ago.

£35 is insanely cheap . This is really good and reliable for bulk storage . If you are looking for something of higher quality I'd recommend spending a small bit extra for an ssd .


Excellent

15 months ago.

Perfect Hard drive


Excellent

5 years ago.

Luckily there's a lot of competition between WD and Seagate or else the price wouldn't be as low as it is. Expect prices to drop for HDD's continuously over the next several months as SSD's become more superior. I've had this in countless builds, never fails.


Good

4 years ago.

Exactly what you should anticipate. Works well, seemingly durable.


Average

4 years ago.

Well, it's a hard-drive. It stores things acceptably albeit not quickly


Good

2 years ago.

For its age I'm very impressed in its performance. Towards me this drive is amazing in how it performs. For its price as well the amount of storage is still great for its price.


Good

6 years ago.

Performs very well for a cheap HDD.


Good

2 years ago.

A little more expensive than the seagate 1tb, but it might be worth it for you. It has better random writes than the seagate alternative. The seagate alternative has better read/write speeds. This also might be a little more reliable than the seagate one.


Good

8 years ago.

Pretty average HDD. Low cost per GB.


Good

6 years ago.

Very good HDD even though my HDD almost 4 years.


Very good

8 years ago.

Almost like older SSD, WD is make the best HDD.


Excellent

5 years ago.

I use it for storage and its not bad compered to the newer Barracuda WD is a solid brand


Excellent

2 months ago.

Been in use for 12 years straight as a striped raid volume and still PUMPS


Good

6 years ago.

This HDD have the best value !


Good

4 years ago.

solid


Terrible

20 months ago.

its just outdated


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