Average Bench: 74.5% (112th of 1010)

more Based on 21,718 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD30 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-22Z, 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 25.5% 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 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.38MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 51.8%. 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 21,718 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.1 Read 133 175
73.1 Write 124 163
50.7 Mixed 80.5 106
73.7 SusWrite 126 170
85.3% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.89 1.1
1.5 4K Write 2.38 2.9
0.6 4K Mixed 0.95 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%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 152 155 152 155 149 MB/s
Read 155
Write 150
Mixed 106
SusWrite 152
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.47 MB/s
884GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 143 146 146 146 146 MB/s
Read 139
Write 114
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 145
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 122 123 123 122 124 MB/s
Read 144
Write 134
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 123
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
470GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 74 78 78 75 78 MB/s
Read 94.2
Write 83
Mixed 63
SusWrite 77
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 73 73 75 75 MB/s
Read 65.5
Write 51.5
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 73.6
45% 60.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
170% 1.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,714,779 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $8621 mins
BHPhotoUS $902 years
OutletPCUS $9223 hrs
EbayUS $9236 mins
NeweggUS $924 hrs
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 24,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $993

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