Average Bench: 72.4% (121st of 1015)

more Based on 41,173 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 27.5% 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 2.36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 48.8%. 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 79.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 121MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,173 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.4 Read 129 170
75.2 Write 121 160
50.6 Mixed 79.6 104
72.8 SusWrite 123 167
83.2% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.25 4K Write 2.36 2.9
0.7 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%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 144 146 146 146 145 MB/s
Read 142
Write 141
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 145
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 130 130 128 123 130 MB/s
Read 143
Write 136
Mixed 90
SusWrite 128
92% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.4 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 125 125 125 125 124 MB/s
Read 141
Write 124
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 124
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,070,428 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
EbayUS $6622 mins
AmazonUS $7010 mins
OutletPCUS $8712 days
BHPhotoUS $904 years
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 43,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $996

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