Average Bench: 67.7% (145th of 1015)

more Based on 37,695 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 32.2% 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 46.6%. 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 78.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,695 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.9 Read 123 163
62.5 Write 114 149
46.3 Mixed 78.6 103
57.6 SusWrite 113 152
78.8% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.94 1.2
1.06 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%
299GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 146 144 149 149 149 MB/s
Read 148
Write 136
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 145
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.33 MB/s
456GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 125 119 125 127 126 MB/s
Read 130
Write 120
Mixed 75
SusWrite 124
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.63 MB/s
276GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 113 115 115 114 115 MB/s
Read 114
Write 114
Mixed 61.6
SusWrite 114
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 20 18 15 22 18 MB/s
Read 15.7
Write 31.7
Mixed 16.2
SusWrite 18.2
15% 20.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,656,205 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $61 @ launch in May '15
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,065

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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7 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.

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


Poor

17 months ago.

Slow HDD


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