Average Bench: 69.1% (136th of 1015)

more Based on 75,462 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 30.9% 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 2.28MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2TB (2015) is 41.9%. 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 76.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 116MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 75,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
80 Read 125 160
73.6 Write 116 146
50.4 Mixed 76.2 95.5
70.7 SusWrite 116 148
79.5% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.83 1
1.4 4K Write 2.28 2.7
0.7 4K Mixed 0.93 1
180% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 143 141 144 143 141 MB/s
Read 155
Write 141
Mixed 79
SusWrite 141
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.4 MB/s
720GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 138 140 143 140 143 MB/s
Read 113
Write 119
Mixed 76
SusWrite 138
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
818GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 110 110 111 110 MB/s
Read 130
Write 107
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 109
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 61 52 56 53 52 MB/s
Read 136
Write 122
Mixed 64
SusWrite 56
70% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
69% 0.5 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 32 30 18 29 33 MB/s
Read 14.2
Write 21.7
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 27
13% 18.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.1
28% 0.3 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $83 @ launch in Aug '15
NeweggUS $554 hrs
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 26,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,009

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

5 months ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

2 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

22 months ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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