Average Bench: 79.9% (82nd of 1015)

more Based on 142,314 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-00GGJB0, 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

Good average bench

The WD Blue 4TB (2015) averaged 20.0% 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 2.62MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 47.8%. 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 88.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 142,314 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.1 Read 142 180
81.2 Write 131 169
60.5 Mixed 88.1 110
82.7 SusWrite 137 175
91.5% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.93 1.1
1.92 4K Write 2.62 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%
492GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 105 105 107 107 107 MB/s
Read 163
Write 157
Mixed 112
SusWrite 106
99% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.63 MB/s
663GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 120 121 122 122 122 MB/s
Read 111
Write 98.2
Mixed 85.1
SusWrite 120
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.43 MB/s
663GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 116 119 119 118 116 MB/s
Read 105
Write 81.3
Mixed 89.3
SusWrite 116
72% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.43 MB/s
847GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 101 104 98 105 100 MB/s
Read 106
Write 105
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 101
71% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.43 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 101,230 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,148

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 6 years ago.

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1 month ago.

It runs great and performs great as a second hard drive but lacks performance when used as the primary windows drive


Excellent

22 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

3 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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