Average Bench: 68.8% (129th of 1010)

more Based on 57,776 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 31.1% 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 42.8%. 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 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,776 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.3 Read 125 159
61.3 Write 114 146
48.7 Mixed 76.2 94.9
69.5 SusWrite 115 149
79% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.84 1
1.24 4K Write 2.26 2.7
0.64 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%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 136 137 136 136 140 MB/s
Read 152
Write 125
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 137
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 131 138 141 145 149 MB/s
Read 141
Write 140
Mixed 73.3
SusWrite 139
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 128 129 131 132 131 MB/s
Read 130
Write 132
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 129
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
860GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 82 94 102 94 84 MB/s
Read 110
Write 96.5
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 90.5
68% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.2 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 99 100 96 101 101 MB/s
Read 95
Write 98
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 99.3
66% 89 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
192% 1.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,197,005 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $83 @ launch in Aug '15
EbayUS $5535 mins
OutletPCUS $6214 hrs
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NeweggUS $625 hrs
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 22,343 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $975

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

21 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

18 months ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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