Average Bench: 72.4% (117th of 1015)

more Based on 53,231 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 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.38MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 47.9%. 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 80.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,231 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.4 Read 130 169
69.4 Write 119 159
52.8 Mixed 80.3 105
67.7 SusWrite 122 165
83% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.69 4K Write 2.38 2.9
0.8 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
186% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 131 130 133 76 133 MB/s
Read 114
Write 106
Mixed 37.9
SusWrite 122
69% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 117 114 118 118 118 MB/s
Read 110
Write 80.8
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 116
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
67GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 93 95 96 95 95 MB/s
Read 107
Write 119
Mixed 80
SusWrite 94.6
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.53 MB/s
641GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 90 89 88 94 93 MB/s
Read 110
Write 104
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 89.2
68% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
360GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 84 81 82 82 83 MB/s
Read 82.3
Write 81
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 82.8
57% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $112 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $701 day
EbayUS $785 mins
OutletPCUS $876 months
BHPhotoUS $904 years
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 79,320 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,065

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