Average Bench: 83.5% (63rd of 1015)

more Based on 90,534 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD40EZRZ-64D85Y0, WD40EZRZ-64D85Y0, WDC WD40EZRZ-00W, WDC WD40EZRZ-19GXCB0, WDC WD40 EZRZ-22GXCB0, WDC WD40 EZRZ-75GXCB0, WDC WD40 EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0, WDC WD40EZRZ-75G, WDC WD40 EZRZ-19GXCB0, WDC WD40EZRZ-07GXCB0, WDC WD40EZRZ-00G, WDC WD40EZRZ-22G, WDC WD40EZRZ-75GXCB0, WDC WD40 EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB080, WDC WD40EZRZ-19G, WDC WD40EZRZ-64NZ6Y0, WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0, WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 4TB (2015) averaged just 16.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 4TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.63MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 50.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 4TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 89.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 135MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 90,534 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.9 Read 148 184
77.7 Write 135 172
58.8 Mixed 89.6 110
83.3 SusWrite 143 177
94.8% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.93 1.1
1.8 4K Write 2.63 3
0.8 4K Mixed 1 1.1
198% 1.52 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 130 130 131 132 133 MB/s
Read 128
Write 132
Mixed 100
SusWrite 131
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.57 MB/s
335GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 117 117 119 116 121 MB/s
Read 120
Write 127
Mixed 87.9
SusWrite 118
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,656,205 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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AmazonUS $951 day
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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

10 months ago.

It failed after 2 years of sketchy performance and corruptions


Excellent

6 months ago.

Best value. It spin downs and sleeps too much but it's cheap and reliable. Not recommended for system drive. Best for backup and slow speed access like movies, photos, music etc.


Good

2 years ago.

Despite its speed of 5400 RPM, this drive performs quite well for a spinner, and stays relatively quiet. No issues here.


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