Average Bench: 82.1% (69th 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 17.8% 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 1.18MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2012) is 64.5%. 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 88.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,961,831 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.3 Read 151 203
71.8 Write 137 176
49.9 Mixed 88.1 115
63.5 SusWrite 135 184
93.8% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.18 1.5
0.8 4K Write 2.42 3
0.6 4K Mixed 1.06 1.2
212% 1.55 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
350GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 144 143 143 142 142 MB/s
Read 195
Write 154
Mixed 98.8
SusWrite 142
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
245% 1.83 MB/s
464GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 89 124 150 141 168 MB/s
Read 164
Write 166
Mixed 108
SusWrite 130
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
226% 1.6 MB/s
12GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 108 104 106 111 123 MB/s
Read 129
Write 122
Mixed 88.9
SusWrite 108
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.53 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,354,408 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $84 @ launch in Jun '12
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 8 years ago.

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2 months 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


Terrible

16 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 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

2 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

8 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

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


Poor

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

good hdd


Excellent

2 years ago.

its fast


Excellent

21 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

3 years ago.

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


Good

12 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 .


Good

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

18 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

3 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

23 months ago.

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


Good

4 months 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

4 years ago.

Performs very well for a cheap HDD.


Good

6 months 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.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Budge friendly and nice drive.


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Good

6 years ago.

Pretty average HDD. Low cost per GB.


Good

4 years ago.

Very good HDD even though my HDD almost 4 years.


Very good

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

This HDD have the best value !


Good

2 years ago.

solid


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