Average Bench: 72.7% (122nd of 1015)

more Based on 20,166 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 27.2% 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 2.33MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 54.3%. 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 78.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 121MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,166 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.1 Read 130 176
70.6 Write 121 163
38.5 Mixed 78.7 105
71.5 SusWrite 123 168
83.3% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.87 1.1
1.04 4K Write 2.33 2.9
0.5 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
183% 1.38 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 145 143 146 146 147 MB/s
Read 146
Write 121
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 145
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 131 135 134 130 133 MB/s
Read 128
Write 132
Mixed 105
SusWrite 131
92% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.47 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,071,301 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $8013 mins
BHPhotoUS $902 years
OutletPCUS $9223 hrs
NeweggUS $933 hrs
EbayUS $9622 mins
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 26,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,009

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $355Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $92
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $145Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $90SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $43G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $601SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $95SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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