Average Bench: 82.4% (69th of 1015)

more Based on 32,002 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 17.6% 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

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 52.7%. 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 86.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,002 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 Read 146 186
76.6 Write 136 171
53.1 Mixed 86.7 110
80.2 SusWrite 141 176
93.5% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.9 1.1
1.78 4K Write 2.6 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
196% 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: 162 162 166 163 163 165 MB/s
Read 157
Write 146
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 163
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 158 157 156 158 154 MB/s
Read 150
Write 144
Mixed 111
SusWrite 156
104% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 154 158 158 159 157 MB/s
Read 134
Write 145
Mixed 104
SusWrite 157
100% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.6 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 148 149 150 148 142 MB/s
Read 133
Write 131
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 147
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.67 MB/s
128GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 76 75 76 77 75 MB/s
Read 66.8
Write 76.2
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 75.6
51% 69.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,434,097 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 26,606 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,632

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 3 years ago.

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1 month ago.

It failed after 2 years of sketchy performance and corruptions


Good

13 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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