Average Bench: 84.7% (53rd of 1015)

more Based on 2,654,887 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-08M, WD10EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00MFCA0, WD10EZEX-00WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-60M2NA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-35WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-63C57Y0, WDC WD10EZEX-08R, WDC WD10EZEX-07Z, WD WD10EZEX-22MFCA0, WDC WD10EZEX-63UY4Y0, WDC WD10EZEX-64D85Y0, WDC WD10EZEX-640, WDC WD10EZEX-19Z, WDC WD10EZEX-75M, WDC WD10EZEX-07W, WDC WD10EZEX-75Z, WDC WD10EZEX-08Y20A0, WDC WD10EZEX-75W, WDC WD10EZEX-08MN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-21WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-60WNA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-19ZF5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00W, WDC WD10EZEX-00BNA5A, WD10EZEX-08M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-75WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-08Y, WD WD10EZEX-08RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-08W, WDC WD10 EZEX-00UJTA0, WD WD10EZEX-00BN5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-08RKKA, WDC WD10EZEX-00BNA5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-75WN4A1, WD10EZEX -00RKKA0, WD WD10EZEX-07M2NA1, WD WD10EZEX-07M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-08WN4A0, WD10EZEX-60M2NA, WDC WD10 EZEX-60ZF5A0, WD WD10EZEX-21WN4A0, WD10EZEX-75M2NA, WDC WD10EZEX-61C57Y0, WD WD10EZEX-19M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-75WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-75, WDC WD10EZEX-07M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-07M2NA1, WDC WD10 EZEX-75M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-19M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00ER1A0, WDC WD10EZEX-22MFCA0, WDC WD10EZEX-640QH89, WDC WD10 EZEX-08M2NA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-21M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-08RKKA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-07M2NA1, WDC WD10 EZEX-07M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-07WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-75ZF5A0, WD10EZEX-00KUWA, WD WD10EZEX-00UD2A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-32BN5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-0058HL67, WDC WD10EZEX-60Z, WD WD10EZEX-00ZF5A0, WD10EZEX-21WN4A, WDC WD10EZEX-854DZY0, WDC WD10EZEX-60M, WDC WD10 EZEX-08RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-08WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-60W, WDC WD10EZEX-32BN5A0, WD10EZEX-08WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-75ZF5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00MFCA0, WDC WD10EZEX-21WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00ER1A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-22BN5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-08M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-0086UA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-35M2NA0, WD10EZEX-00BN5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00UD2A0, WDC WD10EZEX-19M, WDC WD10EZEX-07M, WDC WD10 EZEX-00BBHA0, WD WD10EZEX-00KUWA0, WDC WD10EZEX-60ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-08M2NAO, WDC WD10EZEX-OORKKAO, WDC WDC WD10EZEX-00, WDC WD10 EZEX-07ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00VYAO, WD < WD10EZEX-60WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-22RKKA0, WD10EZEX-BCMFD, WDC WD10EZEX-00MN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00E, WDC WD10EZEX-22BN5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00B, WDC WD10 EZEX-00KUWA0, WDC WD10EZEX-22BN5A00, WDC WD10EZEX-64UY4Y0, WDC WD10EZEX-00M, WDC WD10EZEX-00Z8A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00K, WDC WD10EZEX-35W, WD WD10EZEX-35M2NA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00BNA5A0, WD10EZEX-60M2NA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-22RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-75M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-22RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-22BN5A0G, WD10EZEX-00KUWA0A0, WDC WD10EZEX-19ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-60M2NA, WDC WD10 EZEX-00M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00U, WDC WD10EZEX-00R, WDC WD10EZEX-00UD2A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00Z, WDC WD10EZEX-00W, WD10EZEX-00BN5A, WDC WD10 EZEX-08Y20A0, WDC WD10EZEX-60WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-60WN4A2, WDC WD10EZEX-60WN4A1, WDC WD10 EZEX-21M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-00M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-35WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-07ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-63FH1Y0, WD WD10EZEX-60WN4A0, WD10EZEX-75ZF5A, WDC WD10EZEX-64GVNY0, WDC WD10EZEX-00WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-55ZF5A0, WD WD10EZEX-00MFCA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00BBHA0, WD10EZEX-00KUWA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00KUWA, WDC WD10 EZEX-07WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-32B, WDC WD10EZEX-08U6AA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-60WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-60WN4A1, WD10EZEX00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00, WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-60W, WDC WD10EZEX-21M, WD WD10EZEX-22BN5A0, WD10EZEX-00ZF5A, WDC WD10EZEX-64E5EYO, WD WD10EZEX-60M2NA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00BN5A0, WD WD10EZEX-00WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-35M2NA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-60M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5AO, WDC WD10 EZEX-19M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-22B, WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKAO, WDC WD10EZEX-22M, WDC WD10EZEX-00L5B1, WDC WD10EZEX-00ZF5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-22MFCA0, WD À WD10EZEX-60WN4A0, WD WD10EZEX-60ZF5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-08WN4A0, WD WD10EZEX-00ER1A0, WD WD10EZEX-75ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00KUWA0, WD10EZEX-08M2NA, WDC WD10EZEX-21W, WDC WD10EZEX-00UJTA0, WD WD10EZEX-08M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-35M, WD WD10EZEX-21M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKA, WD WD10EZEX-07WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-75WN4A0, WD10EZEX-08DKJR, WDC WD10 EZEX-75WN4A1, WDC WD10EZEX-22R, 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 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 15.2% 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 53.4%. 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 89.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,654,887 samples)
Min Avg Max
96 Read 155 201
78.9 Write 139 177
56.5 Mixed 89.1 113
77.9 SusWrite 140 183
96.1% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1.19 1.5
1 4K Write 2.44 3
0.7 4K Mixed 1.07 1.2
214% 1.57 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
128GB free
Firmware: 1A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 140 140 142 141 147 MB/s
Read 172
Write 167
Mixed 143
SusWrite 142
116% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.7 MB/s
513GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 146 148 150 149 148 MB/s
Read 158
Write 153
Mixed 107
SusWrite 148
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.73 MB/s
49GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 140 142 142 109 132 MB/s
Read 118
Write 118
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 134
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.6 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 133 121 127 119 126 MB/s
Read 119
Write 115
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 124
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.57 MB/s
596GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 127 129 128 134 135 MB/s
Read 96.3
Write 88
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 131
73% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,751,757 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $84 @ launch in Jun '12
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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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


Terrible

7 months ago.

Good dive load game fgast yes hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 20212 good year eartyhj ex[ploded then :)


Good

13 days ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

too loud and vibrating very much :(


Terrible

23 months 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

7 years ago.


Good

22 months ago.

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


Poor

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

good hdd


Excellent

24 months ago.

its fast


Excellent

12 months 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

2 years ago.

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


Good

3 months 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

9 months 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.


Excellent

2 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

2 years ago.

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


Average

14 months ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

Performs very well for a cheap HDD.


Good

5 years ago.

Pretty average HDD. Low cost per GB.


Good

3 years ago.

Very good HDD even though my HDD almost 4 years.


Very good

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Budge friendly and nice drive.


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

One of the most worldwide known series, performs unimaginably great for the price range it is on.


Good

3 years ago.

This HDD have the best value !


Good

20 months ago.

solid


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