Average Bench: 72.9% (117th of 1015)

more Based on 52,875 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 27.1% 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 2.36MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 3TB (2015) is 49%. 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 79.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 122MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 52,875 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.1 Read 130 170
75.8 Write 122 160
51.3 Mixed 79.1 104
73.1 SusWrite 124 166
83.6% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.87 1.04
1.7 4K Write 2.36 2.9
0.6 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
184% 1.39 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: 159 165 169 168 168 168 MB/s
Read 175
Write 155
Mixed 93.1
SusWrite 166
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 138 137 137 138 137 MB/s
Read 144
Write 90.6
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 137
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 99 120 119 121 124 MB/s
Read 140
Write 116
Mixed 72.9
SusWrite 114
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 73 70 71 72 71 MB/s
Read 131
Write 131
Mixed 79
SusWrite 71.5
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.17 MB/s
899GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 94 93 94 93 92 MB/s
Read 104
Write 97.5
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 93.7
68% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 34,991,901 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $112 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $7410 days
EbayUS $7713 mins
OutletPCUS $873 months
BHPhotoUS $904 years
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Typical Blue 3TB (2015) Builds (Compare 65,553 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $984

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