Average Bench: 73.9% (118th of 1015)

more Based on 22,761 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 26.1% 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 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.39MB/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 80.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 22,761 samples)
Min Avg Max
80 Read 132 177
71.7 Write 124 163
52.5 Mixed 80.5 106
71 SusWrite 125 168
84.9% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.89 1.1
1.6 4K Write 2.39 2.9
0.8 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
187% 1.41 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 151 151 151 152 152 MB/s
Read 158
Write 84.3
Mixed 95.2
SusWrite 151
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
818GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 135 131 136 136 134 MB/s
Read 134
Write 136
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 134
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
175% 1.4 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 94 96 95 96 97 MB/s
Read 140
Write 99.6
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 95.8
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,354,586 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $815 mins
OutletPCUS $856 hrs
BHPhotoUS $902 years
EbayUS $9617 mins
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 28,540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,070

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Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $127Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $248Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $70G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $606SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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