Average Bench: 67.9% (146th of 1015)

more Based on 23,504 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD10 EZRZ-22HTKB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-854DZY0, WDC WD10EZRZ-009BA0, WDC WD10EZRZ-22HTKB0, WD10EZRZ-00HTKB, WDC WD10 EZRZ-00HTKB0, WDC WD10 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00HTKB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00H, WDC WD10EZRZ-22H

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2015) averaged 32.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.38MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2015) is 45.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 1TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 79.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,504 samples)
Min Avg Max
73 Read 124 162
68.5 Write 115 148
51.2 Mixed 79.2 103
63.2 SusWrite 112 150
79.2% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.69 4K Read 0.95 1.2
1.3 4K Write 2.38 2.8
0.6 4K Mixed 0.94 1
188% 1.42 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
822GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 146 148 148 148 148 MB/s
Read 146
Write 150
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 147
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
342GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 87 84 88 87 88 MB/s
Read 96
Write 71
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 86.6
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.47 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,663 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $61 @ launch in May '15
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Typical Blue 1TB (2015) Builds (Compare 35,538 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $967

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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7 days ago.

Solid drive. Really one of the most performant HDDs you can buy for the price.


Good

1 month ago.

Even though this drive is not very fast, it's reliability is exceptional. Highly recommend this drive for important data storage.


Poor

2 months ago.

Slow HDD


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