Average Bench: 80.2% (80th of 1015)

more Based on 124,615 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 WD40EZRZ-00Z5HB0, 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 WD40EZRZ-00WNL90, 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 19.8% 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 0.97MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.56MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 52.6%. 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 86.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 124,615 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.2 Read 142 181
71.1 Write 130 169
43.9 Mixed 86.4 110
77 SusWrite 138 175
91.1% 124 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.62 4K Read 0.92 1.1
1.24 4K Write 2.56 3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.97 1.1
194% 1.48 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 176 180 178 179 178 MB/s
Read 184
Write 167
Mixed 111
SusWrite 178
118% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.6 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 168 166 163 165 166 MB/s
Read 166
Write 161
Mixed 102
SusWrite 166
109% 149 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: 141 148 148 148 149 147 MB/s
Read 139
Write 146
Mixed 85.7
SusWrite 147
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 131 138 142 142 141 MB/s
Read 130
Write 140
Mixed 100
SusWrite 137
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Workstation 130%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $25

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $850

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 8 years ago.

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23 months ago.

It runs great and performs great as a second hard drive but lacks performance when used as the primary windows drive


Excellent

3 years 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

5 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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