Average Bench: 69.2% (133rd of 1015)

more Based on 47,406 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, WDC WD10EZRZ-00PJMB0

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 1TB (2015) averaged 30.8% 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 2.44MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2015) is 42.9%. 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 81.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 115MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,406 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.3 Read 125 162
70.1 Write 115 148
52.7 Mixed 81.6 103
67.4 SusWrite 116 151
80.6% 109 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.96 1.2
1.82 4K Write 2.44 2.8
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
190% 1.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
515GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 120 121 124 123 122 MB/s
Read 152
Write 134
Mixed 81.4
SusWrite 122
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.43 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 131 115 132 133 132 MB/s
Read 144
Write 77
Mixed 109
SusWrite 128
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.5 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 95 106 117 118 119 MB/s
Read 108
Write 105
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 109
74% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.43 MB/s
202GB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 92 95 91 96 99 MB/s
Read 100
Write 96.1
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 95
66% 89.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.3 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 91 90 88 88 92 MB/s
Read 89.1
Write 71.3
Mixed 72
SusWrite 89.6
60% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.43 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $61 @ launch in May '15
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Typical Blue 1TB (2015) Builds (Compare 105,134 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,085

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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17 days ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

Slow HDD


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