Average Bench: 80.9% (75th of 1015)

more Based on 126,525 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

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 4TB (2015) averaged just 19.1% 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 1MB/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 46.6%. 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 88.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 126,525 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.6 Read 143 179
79.8 Write 132 168
58.8 Mixed 88.3 110
84.8 SusWrite 138 175
92.3% 125 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.93 1.1
1.84 4K Write 2.6 3
0.8 4K Mixed 1 1.1
198% 1.51 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: 153 167 168 169 171 167 MB/s
Read 163
Write 150
Mixed 108
SusWrite 166
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 131 130 133 134 135 MB/s
Read 125
Write 99.4
Mixed 91
SusWrite 132
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.67 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 123 121 123 123 122 MB/s
Read 124
Write 132
Mixed 108
SusWrite 121
90% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.53 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 108 108 108 110 109 MB/s
Read 104
Write 102
Mixed 76
SusWrite 108
72% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,990,738 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 84,574 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) - $179

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,197

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 6 years ago.

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20 months ago.

It failed after 2 years of sketchy performance and corruptions


Excellent

15 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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