Average Bench: 67.6% (142nd of 1015)

more Based on 49,382 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD10EZRZ-854DZY0, WD10EZRZ-00HTKB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00H, WDC WD10EZRZ-22H, WDC WD10EZRZ-08WN4A0, WDC WD10 EZRZ-22HTKB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-009BA0, WDC WD10EZRZ-22HTKB0, WD10EZRZ-00HTKB, WDC WD10 EZRZ-00HTKB0, WDC WD10 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00HTKB0

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2015) averaged 32.3% 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 0.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2015) is 47.1%. 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 79.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 49,382 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.9 Read 124 160
60.8 Write 112 147
48.8 Mixed 79.1 102
55.9 SusWrite 111 150
78.5% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.95 1.2
1 4K Write 2.36 2.8
0.6 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
186% 1.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 125 124 124 125 125 MB/s
Read 150
Write 112
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 124
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
396GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 113 115 115 116 111 MB/s
Read 118
Write 109
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 113
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
605GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 124 128 128 129 130 MB/s
Read 82.5
Write 79.2
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 128
66% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.43 MB/s
347GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 60 44 77 78 74 MB/s
Read 129
Write 136
Mixed 85
SusWrite 66.5
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,750,061 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $61 @ launch in May '15
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,080

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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12 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

If speed doesn't matter and your budget is slim would definitely recommend. Solid and reliable.


Good

22 months ago.

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


Poor

23 months ago.

Slow HDD


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