Average Bench: 70.6% (126th of 1015)

more Based on 75,644 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-00ERMAO, 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-00L9GB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00A8LB0, WDC WD30EZRZ-00G

Good average bench

The WD Blue 3TB (2015) averaged 29.4% 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 0.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.35MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 50.6%. 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 79.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 114MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 75,644 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.8 Read 125 170
60.1 Write 114 159
52.2 Mixed 79.5 105
72.2 SusWrite 120 167
80.8% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1.1
1.63 4K Write 2.35 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
183% 1.39 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: 124 133 131 132 132 127 MB/s
Read 136
Write 136
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 130
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 129 129 130 131 132 MB/s
Read 121
Write 119
Mixed 81.4
SusWrite 127
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
184% 1.27 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 105 105 106 105 106 MB/s
Read 128
Write 125
Mixed 79
SusWrite 106
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
318GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 94 94 95 94 97 MB/s
Read 101
Write 72.1
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 94.7
62% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.4 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $112 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 19,927 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 129%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,125

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