Average Bench: 67.4% (144th of 1015)

more Based on 52,322 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD10EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD10EZRZ-854DZY0, WDC WD10EZRZ-00A8LB0, 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 32.6% 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.41MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB (2015) is 42.3%. 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 80.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 52,322 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.5 Read 122 157
68.9 Write 114 147
52.2 Mixed 80.5 102
65.3 SusWrite 113 150
79.1% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.97 1.2
1.59 4K Write 2.41 2.8
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1
189% 1.44 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 145 145 145 146 145 MB/s
Read 160
Write 143
Mixed 104
SusWrite 144
102% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.6 MB/s
317GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 95 95 94 94 MB/s
Read 137
Write 111
Mixed 92.5
SusWrite 94.7
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.5 MB/s
334GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 105 104 104 105 105 MB/s
Read 124
Write 126
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 105
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.67 MB/s
758GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 36 77 69 62 66 MB/s
Read 66
Write 16.3
Mixed 82.7
SusWrite 61.4
43% 56.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.93 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $61 @ launch in May '15
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Typical Blue 1TB (2015) Builds (Compare 12,525 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 44%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $86

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $496

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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11 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

Slow HDD


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