Average Bench: 83.8% (63rd of 1015)

more Based on 43,922 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 16.1% 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 2.58MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 52.9%. 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 88MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 140MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,922 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.3 Read 149 188
85.4 Write 140 174
54.7 Mixed 88 110
82.9 SusWrite 143 179
95.3% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.64 4K Read 0.92 1.1
1.5 4K Write 2.58 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
197% 1.5 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: 176 178 180 179 178 174 MB/s
Read 188
Write 161
Mixed 116
SusWrite 177
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 180 182 182 182 182 MB/s
Read 184
Write 160
Mixed 106
SusWrite 181
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.2
228% 1.73 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 181 180 184 184 184 MB/s
Read 184
Write 131
Mixed 98.7
SusWrite 176
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
226% 1.7 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 167 166 170 168 163 MB/s
Read 159
Write 160
Mixed 104
SusWrite 166
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.67 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 152 151 154 154 155 MB/s
Read 148
Write 138
Mixed 89.2
SusWrite 153
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.57 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,065,663 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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AmazonUS $897 hrs
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 29,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $232

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,590

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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4 months ago.

It failed after 2 years of sketchy performance and corruptions


Good

16 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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