Average Bench: 64.8% (163rd of 1015)

more Based on 253,816 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB, WDC WD20EZRZ-08MNH5G, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HBO, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00ZZ5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-85ZUHYT311, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z, WDC WD20EZRZ-00WN1B0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z, WDC WD20 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5H80, WDC WD20EZRZ-64T0FY0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00ZF5A0, WD20EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD20EZRZ-64P6ZY0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z0FY0

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 35.2% 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 0.91MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.25MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2TB (2015) is 43.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 2TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 74.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 107MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 253,816 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.5 Read 116 152
55.2 Write 107 143
47.1 Mixed 74.3 94.6
57.7 SusWrite 109 144
74.8% 102 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1
1.2 4K Write 2.25 2.7
0.6 4K Mixed 0.91 1
179% 1.34 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 119 119 119 121 118 MB/s
Read 139
Write 115
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 118
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.3 MB/s
992GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 121 118 121 119 119 MB/s
Read 105
Write 101
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 119
73% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $83 @ launch in Aug '15
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $623

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 8 years ago.

Excellent

5 years ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Terrible

17 months ago.

Bought this to pair it with another 2TB WD Blue disk, didn't know about the SMR thing, it's totally unusable for raid, the sequential write performance when rebuilding drops to around 1-2 megabytes per second when at around 80% capacity


Poor

3 years ago.

Good bang for buck. Suit Linux desktops or as part of a storage group. Will be the weak point for Windows 10 updates and other heavy laods on even the oldest hardware. Could do with a GiB of Cache. Entry level SSD is 9 times the cost. Much less noise than Velociraptors, just be aware these can be a bottleneck on Windows.


Poor

6 years ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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