Average Bench: 67% (152nd of 1015)

more Based on 140,980 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HBO, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z, WDC WD20EZRZ-00WN1B0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z, WDC WD20 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WD20EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-00Z5HB0

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 33.0% 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 2.25MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2TB (2015) is 42.6%. 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 75.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 140,980 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.6 Read 121 157
69.1 Write 113 146
46.8 Mixed 75.4 93.5
65.1 SusWrite 112 146
77.4% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1
0.97 4K Write 2.25 2.7
0.6 4K Mixed 0.92 1
178% 1.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 125 125 128 127 127 MB/s
Read 142
Write 147
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 126
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 121 113 119 120 119 MB/s
Read 116
Write 115
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 119
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 64 73 66 130 129 MB/s
Read 127
Write 138
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 92.2
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
476GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 111 116 116 117 116 MB/s
Read 88.8
Write 92.3
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 115
64% 87.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.47 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 50 58 57 71 69 MB/s
Read 86
Write 91.3
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 59
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,250,431 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $83 @ launch in Aug '15
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AmazonUS $7210 mins
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 41,133 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,076

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

18 months ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

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

2 years ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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