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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 150 140 151 144 153 MB/s
Read 148
Write 146
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 147
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 103 123 121 122 123 MB/s
Read 145
Write 124
Mixed 73.6
SusWrite 120
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 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 48,531,463 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $83 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 18,020 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 78%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $630

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 7 years ago.

Excellent

4 years ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Terrible

5 hrs 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

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

5 years ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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