Average Bench: 81.2% (78th of 1010)

more Based on 698,176 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-08M, WDC WD10EZEX-00E, WD10EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00MFCA0, WDC WD10EZEX-22BN5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00B, WDC WD10 EZEX-00KUWA0, WDC WD10EZEX-60M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00M, WDC WD10 EZEX-35WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00K, WDC WD10EZEX-08R, WDC WD10EZEX-35W, WD WD10EZEX-35M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-07Z, WD WD10EZEX-22MFCA0, WDC WD10EZEX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10EZEX-19Z, WDC WD10EZEX-75M, WDC WD10EZEX-07W, WDC WD10 EZEX-00BNA5A0, WD10EZEX-60M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-75Z, WDC WD10 EZEX-22RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-75M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-08Y20A0, WD WD10EZEX-22RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-75W, WDC WD10EZEX-22BN5A0G, WDC WD10 EZEX-21WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-19ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-19ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00BNA5A, WDC WD10EZEX-60M2NA, WD10EZEX-08M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00M2NA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00U, WDC WD10EZEX-75WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-08Y, WDC WD10EZEX-00R, WD WD10EZEX-08RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-08W, WDC WD10EZEX-00UD2A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00Z, WDC WD10 EZEX-00UJTA0, WD WD10EZEX-00BN5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00W, WD10EZEX-00BN5A, WDC WD10 EZEX-08Y20A0, WDC WD10EZEX-60WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00BNA5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-21M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-00M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-35WN4A0, WD WD10EZEX-07M2NA1, WDC WD10EZEX-07ZF5A0, WD WD10EZEX-07M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-08WN4A0, WD10EZEX-60M2NA, WD WD10EZEX-60WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-60ZF5A0, WD10EZEX-75ZF5A, WD WD10EZEX-21WN4A0, WD10EZEX-75M2NA, WDC WD10EZEX-00WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-55ZF5A0, WD WD10EZEX-00MFCA0, WD WD10EZEX-19M2NA0, WD10EZEX-00KUWA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00KUWA, WD WD10EZEX-75WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-75, WDC WD10 EZEX-07WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-07M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-07M2NA1, WDC WD10 EZEX-75M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-08U6AA0, WDC WD10EZEX-19M2NA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-60WN4A0, WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00ER1A0, WD10EZEX00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-22MFCA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-08M2NA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-21M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-08RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00, WDC WD10 EZEX-07M2NA1, WDC WD10 EZEX-07M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-07WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-75ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0, WD WD10EZEX-00UD2A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-32BN5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-60Z, WDC WD10EZEX-21M, WD WD10EZEX-22BN5A0, WD WD10EZEX-00ZF5A0, WD10EZEX-00ZF5A, WDC WD10EZEX-854DZY0, WDC WD10EZEX-60M, WDC WD10 EZEX-08RKKA0, WD WD10EZEX-60M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00BN5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-60W, WD WD10EZEX-00WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-35M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-32BN5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-60M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5AO, WDC WD10EZEX-75ZF5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-19M2NA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00MFCA0, WDC WD10EZEX-21WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00ER1A0, WDC WD10EZEX-22B, WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKAO, WDC WD10 EZEX-22BN5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-08M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-22M, WDC WD10EZEX-00ZF5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-22MFCA0, WD À WD10EZEX-60WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-35M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-60ZF5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-08WN4A0, WD WD10EZEX-00ER1A0, WD WD10EZEX-75ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00KUWA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00UD2A0, WD10EZEX-08M2NA, WDC WD10EZEX-21W, WDC WD10EZEX-19M, WDC WD10EZEX-00UJTA0, WDC WD10EZEX-07M, WD WD10EZEX-08M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-00KUWA0, WDC WD10EZEX-60ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-08M2NAO, WDC WD10EZEX-35M, WD WD10EZEX-21M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKA, WDC WDC WD10EZEX-00, WD WD10EZEX-07WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-07ZF5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-75WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00VYAO, WDC WD10EZEX-22R, WD < WD10EZEX-60WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-22RKKA0, WD WD10EZEX-75M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-08Y20A0

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 allow 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]

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Very good average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2012) averaged just 18.8% 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 1.06MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.15MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2012) is 62.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 1TB (2012) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 85.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 698,176 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.6 Read 151 201
71.6 Write 138 177
45.8 Mixed 85.5 111
63 SusWrite 132 180
92.9% 126 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.48 4K Read 1.15 1.5
0.9 4K Write 2.41 2.92
0.5 4K Mixed 1.06 1.2
210% 1.54 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
723GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 176 175 176 176 175 MB/s
Read 214
Write 164
Mixed 113
SusWrite 176
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
229% 1.67 MB/s
286GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 175 171 175 176 176 MB/s
Read 171
Write 165
Mixed 96
SusWrite 174
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
240% 1.73 MB/s
242GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 131 130 130 129 132 MB/s
Read 177
Write 139
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 130
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
737GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 171 170 166 170 164 MB/s
Read 126
Write 124
Mixed 97.2
SusWrite 169
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
193% 1.47 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 107 108 107 107 107 MB/s
Read 144
Write 104
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 107
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $84 @ launch in Jun '12
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Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI B350 TOMAHAWK (MS-7A34) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $678

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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15 days ago.

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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


Excellent

9 months ago.

Great priced HDD, stable, quiet, fast.


Good

4 months ago.

with perfect computer you cant play...


Good

2 months ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

I don't know why many people thinks the drive is very fast, very good, etc. But one thing that i didn't expect to see is when i start copying big data to one to another drive and do reading like opening apps, ex:doc, ppt. Things start to be stuttered. I can't do things on my computer comfortably when copying big data on this drive. Sure it can handle high speed write/read. But not in the same time. Even cheaper WD5000AVDS can handle read and write simultaneously, although it's slower compared to WD10EZEX


Poor

17 months ago.

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


Poor

19 months ago.

too loud and vibrating very much :(


Excellent

4 years ago.


Good

14 months ago.

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


Good

15 months ago.

Performs very well for a cheap HDD.


Good

2 years ago.

Pretty average HDD. Low cost per GB.


Good

8 months ago.

Very good HDD even though my HDD almost 4 years.


Very good

3 years ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

This HDD have the best value !


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