Average Bench: 66.7% (153rd of 1015)

more Based on 208,851 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, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z0FY0

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 33.2% 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 0.92MB/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 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 75.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 208,851 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.8 Read 120 155
62.7 Write 109 145
49 Mixed 75.6 96.5
62.3 SusWrite 112 147
76.7% 104 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.86 1
1.4 4K Write 2.28 2.7
0.6 4K Mixed 0.92 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: 131 131 133 133 134 132 MB/s
Read 142
Write 137
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 132
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 78 79 79 77 77 MB/s
Read 150
Write 137
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 77
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,631,012 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $83 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 88,487 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,055

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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

6 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

4 years ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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