Average Bench: 68.7% (135th of 1010)

more Based on 45,273 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00WN1B0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HBO, WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-22Z, WDC WD20 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-00D8PB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD20EZRZ-60Z

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 31.2% 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 0.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.26MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2TB (2015) is 43.1%. 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 76.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,273 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.8 Read 126 159
69.2 Write 117 147
47.7 Mixed 76.1 94.9
60.4 SusWrite 114 146
79.4% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1
1.23 4K Write 2.26 2.6
0.6 4K Mixed 0.93 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: 143 143 143 141 143 142 MB/s
Read 158
Write 143
Mixed 106
SusWrite 142
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 139 143 143 143 142 MB/s
Read 156
Write 132
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 142
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.3 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 133 131 135 136 138 MB/s
Read 125
Write 124
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 134
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 22 3.6 6.1 70 21 MB/s
Read 150
Write 148
Mixed 94
SusWrite 25.3
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,408,545 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $83 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $6031 mins
EbayUS $6012 mins
NeweggUS $6012 hrs
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 19,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $982

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 3 years ago.

Below average

16 months ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

19 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

15 months ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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