Average Bench: 82% (68th of 1015)

more Based on 1,680,957 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-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-00BNA5A0, WDC WD10 EZEX-21M2NA0, WD WD10EZEX-00M2NA0, WDC WD10EZEX-35WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-75WN4A1, 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, 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, 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]

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Very good average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2012) averaged just 17.9% 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 1.17MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2012) is 56.8%. 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 86.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,680,957 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.2 Read 154 201
74 Write 139 178
44.4 Mixed 86.6 111
65.5 SusWrite 132 181
93.9% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.17 1.5
0.9 4K Write 2.41 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%
786GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 184 183 185 185 185 MB/s
Read 186
Write 182
Mixed 86
SusWrite 184
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
226% 1.77 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 166 165 165 164 166 MB/s
Read 180
Write 170
Mixed 106
SusWrite 165
114% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
251% 1.9 MB/s
460GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 142 144 145 146 145 MB/s
Read 171
Write 156
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 144
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.6 MB/s
614GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 145 146 148 148 144 MB/s
Read 163
Write 144
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 146
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
200% 1.57 MB/s
780GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 146 154 144 117 116 MB/s
Read 168
Write 167
Mixed 90
SusWrite 134
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.57 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,030,298 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $84 @ launch in Jun '12
EbayUS $4020 mins
AmazonUS $442 days
BHPhotoUS $4916 months
OutletPCUS $5311 days
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Workstation 75%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $895

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

7 days ago.

Comment 

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

14 months ago.

Great priced HDD, stable, quiet, fast.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Good

23 days ago.

it's been six years now. and still working well. still quiet.


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.

too loud and vibrating very much :(


Terrible

7 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

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

its fast


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 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

9 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 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

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Budge friendly and nice drive.


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

This HDD have the best value !


Good

4 months ago.

solid


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