Average Bench: 72.5% (121st of 1015)

more Based on 29,741 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.37MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 46.8%. 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 79.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 121MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,741 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.5 Read 129 169
73.2 Write 121 160
49.1 Mixed 79.9 106
73.2 SusWrite 123 167
83.2% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.63 4K Write 2.37 2.9
0.67 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
185% 1.4 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
711GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 118 115 118 117 MB/s
Read 112
Write 124
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 115
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 104 105 104 106 MB/s
Read 104
Write 98.7
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 104
70% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,346,176 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $112 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $7416 mins
OutletPCUS $742 days
EbayUS $801 hr
BHPhotoUS $903 years
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 33,676 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $558

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $195AMD RX 590 $185Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia RTX 2060 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $609SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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