Average Bench: 72% (121st of 1015)

more Based on 63,372 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-00ERMAO, 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 27.9% 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 2.38MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 48.6%. 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 117MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 63,372 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.8 Read 128 170
68.2 Write 117 158
52 Mixed 80.1 105
74.6 SusWrite 122 167
82.4% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.67 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.7 4K Write 2.38 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
186% 1.4 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: 137 138 137 138 139 134 MB/s
Read 143
Write 117
Mixed 76.9
SusWrite 137
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 121 121 121 120 120 MB/s
Read 126
Write 124
Mixed 80.1
SusWrite 120
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.43 MB/s
713GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 93 92 93 94 93 MB/s
Read 92.3
Write 82.7
Mixed 64.6
SusWrite 91.8
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.37 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,751,073 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $112 @ launch in Aug '15
BHPhotoUS $905 years
AmazonUS $965 days
EbayUS $11723 mins
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 73,293 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,207

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