Average Bench: 72.3% (120th of 1010)

more Based on 15,356 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z5HB0, WDC WD30 EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00Z, WDC WD30 EZRZ-22Z5HB0, 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 27.6% 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 0.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 52.6%. 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 78.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 122MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,356 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.5 Read 129 174
68.1 Write 122 165
38.7 Mixed 78.6 105
66.5 SusWrite 123 169
83.1% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1.1
0.7 4K Write 2.3 2.88
0.5 4K Mixed 0.92 1.1
181% 1.36 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 158 159 160 162 160 MB/s
Read 162
Write 154
Mixed 90.3
SusWrite 160
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 135 136 135 136 136 MB/s
Read 150
Write 122
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 134
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
635GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 136 137 137 137 139 MB/s
Read 112
Write 102
Mixed 65
SusWrite 136
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 35 35 35 35 35 MB/s
Read 170
Write 35
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 35.2
51% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.73 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
BHPhotoUS $902 years
AmazonUS $923 mins
NeweggUS $9311 hrs
EbayUS $9938 mins
OutletPCUS $10020 hrs
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 19,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $982

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
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