Average Bench: 67.7% (144th of 1015)

more Based on 102,437 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB, 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, WD20EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD20 EZRZ-00Z5HB0

Above average average bench

The WD Blue 2TB (2015) averaged 32.3% 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 2TB (2015) is 40.6%. 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 76.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 102,437 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.7 Read 122 156
74.8 Write 115 147
50.7 Mixed 76.6 95.7
70.1 SusWrite 114 147
78.6% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.85 1
1.7 4K Write 2.3 2.7
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1
182% 1.36 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: 146 149 150 152 150 151 MB/s
Read 159
Write 147
Mixed 93
SusWrite 150
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 144 149 149 147 147 MB/s
Read 147
Write 128
Mixed 75
SusWrite 147
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
558GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 96 97 99 92 100 MB/s
Read 119
Write 110
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 96.5
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 71 59 57 65 121 MB/s
Read 121
Write 110
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 70.9
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
724GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 86 89 95 95 95 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 93.3
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 93.3
63% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.17 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,348,224 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $83 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 2TB (2015) Builds (Compare 32,902 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,019

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

11 months ago.

there is bottleneck with this HDD


Good

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

2 years ago.

Too slow compared to the seagate alternative


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