Average Bench: 81.1% (75th of 1015)

more Based on 105,111 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 18.8% 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 2.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 48.4%. 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 87MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 105,111 samples)
Min Avg Max
89 Read 144 181
76.5 Write 132 169
51.1 Mixed 87 109
80.3 SusWrite 139 175
92.1% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.93 1.1
1.9 4K Write 2.6 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
197% 1.51 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 180 181 184 181 182 MB/s
Read 172
Write 166
Mixed 90.3
SusWrite 181
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
207% 1.57 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 173 175 175 176 175 MB/s
Read 177
Write 174
Mixed 92.9
SusWrite 174
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
225% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 168 170 174 169 175 MB/s
Read 173
Write 155
Mixed 110
SusWrite 169
112% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 139 143 144 142 145 MB/s
Read 177
Write 168
Mixed 89.8
SusWrite 142
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
800GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 136 137 134 137 135 MB/s
Read 142
Write 145
Mixed 103
SusWrite 135
97% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,750,061 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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16 months ago.

It failed after 2 years of sketchy performance and corruptions


Excellent

11 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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