Average Bench: 67.6% (146th of 1015)

more Based on 44,151 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 32.4% 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 0.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.39MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2015) is 45.9%. 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 80.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,151 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.8 Read 123 160
64.3 Write 114 147
52.6 Mixed 80.4 102
59.9 SusWrite 112 150
79% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.95 1.2
1.48 4K Write 2.39 2.8
0.6 4K Mixed 0.92 1
187% 1.42 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
860GB free
Firmware: 0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 150 152 152 153 152 MB/s
Read 156
Write 146
Mixed 106
SusWrite 151
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
171% 1.37 MB/s
906GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 142 144 144 144 143 MB/s
Read 150
Write 142
Mixed 97.5
SusWrite 143
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
280GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 131 130 131 135 135 MB/s
Read 133
Write 139
Mixed 91
SusWrite 132
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.6 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 107 108 108 108 MB/s
Read 131
Write 129
Mixed 92.2
SusWrite 107
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.57 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $61 @ launch in May '15
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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: $1,030

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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9 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Good

18 months ago.

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


Poor

20 months ago.

Slow HDD


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