Average Bench: 83.5% (64th of 1015)

more Based on 55,761 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-07GXCB0, 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 16.4% 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 49.8%. 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 88.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 138MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,761 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.3 Read 147 185
78.7 Write 138 173
54.3 Mixed 88.2 110
85.6 SusWrite 143 177
95% 129 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.92 1.1
1.7 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: 182 181 184 185 183 167 MB/s
Read 186
Write 183
Mixed 93.2
SusWrite 180
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 167 165 169 164 163 MB/s
Read 173
Write 184
Mixed 102
SusWrite 166
115% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.67 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 151 148 152 153 153 MB/s
Read 153
Write 152
Mixed 108
SusWrite 151
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.57 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 149 147 149 149 150 MB/s
Read 136
Write 108
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 147
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.6 MB/s
859GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 119 122 120 121 121 MB/s
Read 128
Write 102
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 120
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,055,732 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $125 @ launch in Aug '15
OutletPCUS $882 months
AmazonUS $9236 mins
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 57,434 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $738

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

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3 months ago.

It failed after 2 years of sketchy performance and corruptions


Good

20 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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