Average Bench: 66.9% (154th of 1015)

more Based on 185,343 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB, WDC WD20EZRZ-08MNH5G, 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, WDC WD20EZRZ-00ZF5A0, WD20EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD20EZRZ-64P6ZY0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-00Z5HB0

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 33.1% 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 42.4%. 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 75.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 185,343 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.7 Read 121 156
72.4 Write 112 145
50 Mixed 75.6 95.7
60.4 SusWrite 112 146
77.3% 105 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1
1.2 4K Write 2.25 2.7
0.67 4K Mixed 0.92 1
180% 1.34 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 146 145 147 145 147 MB/s
Read 161
Write 139
Mixed 78.1
SusWrite 146
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 143 149 148 145 147 MB/s
Read 140
Write 99.8
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 146
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
891GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 145 146 145 145 146 MB/s
Read 128
Write 86.5
Mixed 78.3
SusWrite 145
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 73 103 90 68 126 MB/s
Read 145
Write 140
Mixed 89.9
SusWrite 86.4
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,656,799 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $83 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 79,335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,065

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Poor

3 months 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

3 years ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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