Average Bench: 83.8% (63rd of 1015)

more Based on 2,319,706 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-64UY4Y0, WDC WD10EZEX-00M, WDC WD10 EZEX-35WN4A0, WDC WD10EZEX-00K, WDC WD10EZEX-63C57Y0, 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 WD10EZEX-08MN4A0, 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, WDC WD10EZEX-64GVNY0, 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-OORKKAO, 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, WDC WD10EZEX-00MN4A0, 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 16.1% 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 55.2%. 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 88.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,319,706 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.6 Read 156 202
84.8 Write 143 177
53 Mixed 88.9 116
77 SusWrite 136 181
96.1% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.19 1.5
0.9 4K Write 2.44 3
0.7 4K Mixed 1.08 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%
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 182 182 183 182 181 MB/s
Read 210
Write 174
Mixed 110
SusWrite 182
124% 169 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.2
245% 1.87 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 165 171 172 171 171 MB/s
Read 174
Write 164
Mixed 89.4
SusWrite 168
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
242% 1.77 MB/s
683GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 181 179 180 180 181 MB/s
Read 151
Write 121
Mixed 79.6
SusWrite 180
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.53 MB/s
928GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 176 177 177 177 177 MB/s
Read 138
Write 91.8
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 177
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
233% 1.7 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 126 129 129 129 127 MB/s
Read 134
Write 125
Mixed 83.4
SusWrite 128
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
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 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


Good

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

18 months ago.

too loud and vibrating very much :(


Terrible

15 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

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

its fast


Excellent

4 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

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

21 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

17 months ago.

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


Average

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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.


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

16 months ago.

Budge friendly and nice drive.


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

29 days 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

12 months ago.

solid


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