Average Bench: 70.6% (125th of 1015)

more Based on 75,644 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00L9GB0, 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-00L9GB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00A8LB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00G

Good average bench

The WD Blue 3TB (2015) averaged 29.4% 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 2.35MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 50.6%. 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 79.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 75,644 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.8 Read 125 170
60.1 Write 114 159
52.2 Mixed 79.5 105
72.2 SusWrite 120 167
80.8% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1.1
1.63 4K Write 2.35 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
183% 1.39 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 165 167 164 165 167 MB/s
Read 167
Write 110
Mixed 105
SusWrite 164
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
189% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 83 82 82 80 81 MB/s
Read 137
Write 99.6
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 81.2
74% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $112 @ launch in Aug '15
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $185

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $976

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