Average Bench: 81.8% (76th of 1015)

more Based on 23,824 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD40EZRZ-00WN9B0, WDC 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-00G, WDC WD40EZRZ-22G, WDC WD40EZRZ-75GXCB0, WDC WD40 EZRZ-00GXCB0, WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0, WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 4TB (2015) averaged just 18.2% 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 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.54MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 52.4%. 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 85.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,824 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.6 Read 145 183
79.2 Write 136 170
52.7 Mixed 85.9 110
79.5 SusWrite 140 176
93.1% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.92 1.1
1.8 4K Write 2.54 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
195% 1.48 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: 167 166 170 171 170 170 MB/s
Read 191
Write 119
Mixed 104
SusWrite 169
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 173 170 174 175 173 MB/s
Read 172
Write 168
Mixed 102
SusWrite 173
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 163 164 166 166 165 MB/s
Read 158
Write 150
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 164
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.6 MB/s
252GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 76 75 78 78 78 MB/s
Read 79
Write 75.2
Mixed 58
SusWrite 76.4
53% 72.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 21,955 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 127%
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Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $171

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,574

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 3 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

13 days ago.

It failed after 2 years of sketchy performance and corruptions


Good

7 months 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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