Average Bench: 72.5% (117th of 1015)

more Based on 65,596 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-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 2.38MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 46%. 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 80.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 119MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 65,596 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.3 Read 130 168
71.1 Write 119 160
55.1 Mixed 80.2 104
74 SusWrite 122 166
83.1% 113 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.88 1.1
1.8 4K Write 2.38 2.9
0.8 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%
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 161 158 162 164 162 MB/s
Read 165
Write 145
Mixed 92.3
SusWrite 161
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 125 122 121 125 MB/s
Read 137
Write 141
Mixed 112
SusWrite 123
95% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.33 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,989,956 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $112 @ launch in Aug '15
BHPhotoUS $905 years
AmazonUS $1102 months
EbayUS $1152 mins
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 84,569 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,197

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