Average Bench: 66.4% (159th of 1015)

more Based on 34,908 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, WDC WD10EZRZ-08WN4A0

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2015) averaged 33.6% 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 2.36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2015) is 48.5%. 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 78.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,908 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.4 Read 121 162
64.7 Write 114 146
41.8 Mixed 78.3 103
57.3 SusWrite 110 150
77.8% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.93 1.2
1.13 4K Write 2.36 2.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
185% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
459GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 141 139 140 140 141 MB/s
Read 153
Write 145
Mixed 90.2
SusWrite 140
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.57 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 137 137 137 136 137 MB/s
Read 134
Write 118
Mixed 90.3
SusWrite 136
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
514GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 122 127 126 128 128 MB/s
Read 117
Write 127
Mixed 90
SusWrite 125
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
138GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 113 113 114 113 113 MB/s
Read 94.7
Write 92.8
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 113
67% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
6GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 79 86 86 85 MB/s
Read 73
Write 75.3
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 83.1
55% 74.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,071,778 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $61 @ launch in May '15
OutletPCUS $4712 days
AmazonUS $481 min
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Typical Blue 1TB (2015) Builds (Compare 43,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $996

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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15 days ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

10 months ago.

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


Poor

11 months ago.

Slow HDD


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