Average Bench: 72% (121st of 1015)

more Based on 65,647 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 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 2.39MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 47.2%. 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 80.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 118MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 65,647 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.9 Read 130 170
71.9 Write 118 158
54.7 Mixed 80.7 105
73.6 SusWrite 121 167
82.7% 112 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.8 4K Write 2.39 2.9
0.8 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
185% 1.4 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: 119 126 124 126 125 125 MB/s
Read 149
Write 138
Mixed 105
SusWrite 124
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
209% 1.6 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 115 118 119 118 120 MB/s
Read 121
Write 103
Mixed 64.9
SusWrite 116
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
301GB free
Firmware: 0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 95 94 95 95 95 MB/s
Read 89.7
Write 86.1
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 94.4
62% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.27 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 80 82 82 83 82 MB/s
Read 86.6
Write 78.4
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 81.6
57% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.2 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $112 @ launch in Aug '15
BHPhotoUS $904 years
EbayUS $1171 min
AmazonUS $12911 hrs
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 67,201 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,197

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