Average Bench: 73.5% (121st of 1015)

more Based on 23,298 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD30 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-22Z, WDC WD30EZRZ-00ERMA0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00W, WDC WD30EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-60Z, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-60Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00A8LB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00G

Good average bench

The WD Blue 3TB (2015) averaged 26.5% 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.36MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 50.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 3TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 80.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,298 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.4 Read 132 175
70.6 Write 123 161
48.6 Mixed 80.1 105
65.2 SusWrite 123 169
84.4% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.4 4K Write 2.36 2.9
0.56 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
185% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 113 112 111 113 114 MB/s
Read 149
Write 131
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 113
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 106 104 105 106 MB/s
Read 110
Write 67.2
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 105
64% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
192% 1.37 MB/s
605GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 89 90 109 130 128 MB/s
Read 60.7
Write 74.5
Mixed 100
SusWrite 104
64% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.87 MB/s
2.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 39 32 39 50 78 MB/s
Read 68.3
Write 41.3
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 51.5
33% 45.6 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.13 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $652 mins
EbayUS $679 mins
OutletPCUS $9011 hrs
BHPhotoUS $903 years
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 30,728 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,047

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