Average Bench: 67.6% (145th of 1015)

more Based on 23,343 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

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 2.34MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2015) is 46.2%. 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 78MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,343 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.4 Read 123 161
67 Write 115 147
46 Mixed 78 102
65.6 SusWrite 113 149
78.8% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.95 1.2
1.1 4K Write 2.34 2.7
0.6 4K Mixed 0.93 1
185% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
898GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 145 143 144 143 143 MB/s
Read 156
Write 112
Mixed 90.3
SusWrite 143
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
187% 1.4 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 131 132 134 133 133 MB/s
Read 130
Write 125
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 132
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 55 29 24 52 38 MB/s
Read 122
Write 68.7
Mixed 56
SusWrite 39.6
53% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,346,913 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $61 @ launch in May '15
OutletPCUS $472 days
AmazonUS $4715 mins
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Typical Blue 1TB (2015) Builds (Compare 32,902 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,019

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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4 days ago.

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


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26 days ago.

Slow HDD


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