Average Bench: 67.4% (149th of 1015)

more Based on 156,347 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 WD20 EZRZ-00Z5HB0

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 32.5% 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 2.27MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2TB (2015) is 44%. 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 75.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 156,347 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.7 Read 122 158
65.6 Write 113 146
44.2 Mixed 75.4 97.1
65.2 SusWrite 113 149
77.9% 106 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.85 1
1.3 4K Write 2.27 2.7
0.7 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%
622GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 104 107 107 106 108 MB/s
Read 112
Write 108
Mixed 76.7
SusWrite 106
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
98% 0.8 MB/s
468GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 92 95 94 96 95 MB/s
Read 111
Write 119
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 93.6
73% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
756GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 89 91 90 90 88 MB/s
Read 110
Write 108
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 89.4
70% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
470GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 82 86 81 83 84 MB/s
Read 89.5
Write 94
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 83.4
62% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,073,262 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $83 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 43,229 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $996

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

22 months ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

3 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

3 years ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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