Average Bench: 83.5% (68th of 1015)

more Based on 1,018,643 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-22BN5A00, 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 WD10 EZEX-00W, WD10EZEX-00KUWA0A0, 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-32B, WDC WD10EZEX-08U6AA0, WDC WD10EZEX-19M2NA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-60WN4A0, WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-00ER1A0, WD10EZEX00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-22MFCA0, WDC WD10EZEX-640QH89, 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, WD10EZEX-21WN4A, WDC WD10EZEX-854DZY0, WDC WD10EZEX-64E5EYO, 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 16.4% 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 1.08MB/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 57.7%. 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 87.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,018,643 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.1 Read 156 202
74.9 Write 141 176
52.3 Mixed 87.4 112
64 SusWrite 135 182
95.3% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.19 1.5
1 4K Write 2.46 3
0.7 4K Mixed 1.08 1.2
215% 1.58 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
688GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 153 147 167 166 170 MB/s
Read 216
Write 164
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 158
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
237% 1.77 MB/s
898GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 180 182 181 181 181 MB/s
Read 178
Write 85.7
Mixed 85
SusWrite 181
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 0.87 MB/s
920GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 167 171 174 167 170 MB/s
Read 180
Write 164
Mixed 101
SusWrite 170
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.2
253% 1.93 MB/s
547GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 160 160 161 159 162 MB/s
Read 160
Write 153
Mixed 92.3
SusWrite 160
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
231% 1.73 MB/s
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 Prices

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 121% - Outstanding Total price: $556

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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8 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

2 months ago.

Great priced HDD, stable, quiet, fast.


Excellent

2 months ago.

with perfect computer you cant play...


Good

9 months ago.

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


Good

17 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

23 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

2 years ago.

too loud and vibrating very much :(


Excellent

5 years ago.


Excellent

1 month 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

21 months ago.

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


Good

21 months ago.

Performs very well for a cheap HDD.


Good

2 years ago.

Pretty average HDD. Low cost per GB.


Good

14 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.


Excellent

21 days ago.

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


Good

19 months ago.

This HDD have the best value !


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