Average Bench: 82.7% (68th of 1010)

more Based on 15,839 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

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 4TB (2015) averaged just 17.2% 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 2.55MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 50.9%. 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 86.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,839 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.4 Read 146 184
85.7 Write 137 170
54.4 Mixed 86.8 109
79.2 SusWrite 142 175
93.9% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.92 1.1
1.7 4K Write 2.55 3
0.8 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
196% 1.49 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 175 174 174 175 165 MB/s
Read 167
Write 167
Mixed 104
SusWrite 173
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 146 145 146 146 147 MB/s
Read 138
Write 133
Mixed 86.1
SusWrite 144
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.8
174% 1.47 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 126 89 95 157 156 MB/s
Read 148
Write 155
Mixed 103
SusWrite 119
97% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.67 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 135 133 134 134 133 MB/s
Read 111
Write 136
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 134
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,068,915 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 17,054 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 128%
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Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 112%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,643

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

3 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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