Average Bench: 83.4% (63rd of 1014)

more Based on 2,091,191 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-08M, WDC WD10EZEX-00E, WD10EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-00MFCA0, WDC WD10EZEX-22BN5A0, WD10EZEX-00WN4A0, 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-640, 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 WD10EZEX-60WNA0, 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-60WN4A1, WDC WD10EZEX-08RKKA, WDC WD10EZEX-00BNA5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-21M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-00M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-35WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-75WN4A1, WD WD10EZEX-07M2NA1, WDC WD10EZEX-07ZF5A0, WD WD10EZEX-07M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-63FH1Y0, 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, WDC WD10 EZEX-60WN4A1, 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, WD10EZEX-00KUWA, WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0, WD WD10EZEX-00UD2A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-32BN5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-60W, WDC WD10 EZEX-00RKKA0, WDC WD10EZEX-0058HL67, 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-00L5B1, WDC WD10EZEX-00ZF5A0, WDC WD10EZEX-0086UA0, WDC WD10 EZEX-22MFCA0, WD À WD10EZEX-60WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-35M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-60ZF5A0, WD10EZEX-00BN5A0, 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 WD10 EZEX-75WN4A1, WDC WD10EZEX-22R, WD < WD10EZEX-60WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-22RKKA0, WD WD10EZEX-75M2NA0, WD10EZEX-BCMFD, 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 16.6% 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 1.09MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.2MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2012) is 54%. 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 88.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,091,191 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.1 Read 155 204
83.8 Write 141 178
60.7 Mixed 88.4 112
75 SusWrite 135 181
95.4% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1.2 1.5
1.01 4K Write 2.47 3
0.7 4K Mixed 1.09 1.2
217% 1.59 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
823GB free
Firmware: 13057113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 179 178 180 180 179 MB/s
Read 188
Write 165
Mixed 108
SusWrite 175
117% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
230% 1.77 MB/s
923GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 171 173 179 170 175 MB/s
Read 168
Write 138
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 173
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 0.83 MB/s
568GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 165 164 165 165 165 MB/s
Read 158
Write 155
Mixed 90.4
SusWrite 164
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
240% 1.73 MB/s
463GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 86 96 107 109 107 MB/s
Read 150
Write 131
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 99.7
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.6 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 91 92 93 102 104 MB/s
Read 129
Write 111
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 95.6
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
216% 1.63 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,971,675 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $84 @ launch in Jun '12
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $120

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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9 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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.

too loud and vibrating very much :(


Terrible

13 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

6 years ago.


Good

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

its fast


Excellent

2 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

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months 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

15 months ago.

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


Average

4 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

Performs very well for a cheap HDD.


Good

4 years ago.

Pretty average HDD. Low cost per GB.


Good

2 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

14 months ago.

Budge friendly and nice drive.


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

This HDD have the best value !


Good

10 months ago.

solid


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