Average Bench: 84% (61st of 1015)

more Based on 67,742 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-19G, WDC WD40EZRZ-64NZ6Y0, WDC WD40EZRZ-00GXCB0, WD40EZRZ-22GXCB0

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 4TB (2015) averaged just 16.0% 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 1.01MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.63MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 48.9%. 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 90.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 67,742 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.5 Read 148 186
82.8 Write 139 173
59.2 Mixed 90.6 111
88.8 SusWrite 144 177
96% 131 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.95 1.1
1.9 4K Write 2.63 3.01
0.8 4K Mixed 1.01 1.1
201% 1.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 159 161 161 162 161 MB/s
Read 182
Write 166
Mixed 93.8
SusWrite 160
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.67 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 139 142 143 143 143 MB/s
Read 138
Write 131
Mixed 97.8
SusWrite 142
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
916GB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 115 113 115 113 118 MB/s
Read 152
Write 105
Mixed 83.2
SusWrite 114
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.37 MB/s
235GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 94 95 94 95 MB/s
Read 97.1
Write 98.6
Mixed 65
SusWrite 93.6
65% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
190% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,053,895 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 53,769 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 105%
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $999

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 5 years ago.

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6 months ago.

It failed after 2 years of sketchy performance and corruptions


Excellent

1 month 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

2 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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