Average Bench: 72.5% (119th of 1010)

more Based on 15,587 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD30 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00W, WDC WD30EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00Z5HB0, 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 27.4% 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 2.29MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 52.8%. 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 78.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 122MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,587 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.8 Read 130 174
65.7 Write 122 165
38.7 Mixed 78.6 105
66.8 SusWrite 122 170
83.2% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1.1
0.64 4K Write 2.29 2.8
0.5 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
182% 1.36 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: 150 153 151 152 153 149 MB/s
Read 166
Write 138
Mixed 101
SusWrite 151
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
192% 1.53 MB/s
861GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 136 138 138 138 137 MB/s
Read 134
Write 128
Mixed 95
SusWrite 136
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 99 99 98 99 101 MB/s
Read 138
Write 132
Mixed 84.8
SusWrite 98.8
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 81.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 93 85 86 84 84 MB/s
Read 104
Write 104
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 88.3
70% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.37 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
BHPhotoUS $902 years
AmazonUS $9210 secs
OutletPCUS $928 hrs
NeweggUS $931 day
EbayUS $9714 mins
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 19,266 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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $983

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