Average Bench: 83.7% (62nd 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 16.3% 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 1.07MB/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 56.6%. 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 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,904,473 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.9 Read 155 203
80.2 Write 139 178
50 Mixed 88.4 115
69.9 SusWrite 136 183
95.3% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.8 4K Read 1.19 1.5
0.92 4K Write 2.45 3
0.7 4K Mixed 1.07 1.2
213% 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: 168 193 190 194 195 194 MB/s
Read 206
Write 165
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 189
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
238% 1.73 MB/s
785GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 173 170 170 170 169 MB/s
Read 174
Write 163
Mixed 105
SusWrite 169
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
239% 1.77 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 142 141 142 142 141 MB/s
Read 137
Write 137
Mixed 77.1
SusWrite 142
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
217% 1.7 MB/s
314GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 122 123 123 123 132 MB/s
Read 119
Write 118
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 125
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.47 MB/s
214GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 93 93 91 90 MB/s
Read 144
Write 140
Mixed 87.8
SusWrite 91.4
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
234% 1.63 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,991,113 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 - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,085

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 8 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

Please for the love of god buy an ssd

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


Terrible

11 months ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 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

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

good hdd


Excellent

2 years ago.

its fast


Excellent

16 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

2 years ago.

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


Good

7 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 .


Excellent

13 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.


Good

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

18 months ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.

Performs very well for a cheap HDD.


Good

24 days 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

13 months ago.

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


Good

5 years ago.

Pretty average HDD. Low cost per GB.


Good

3 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

2 years ago.

Budge friendly and nice drive.


Excellent

2 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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