Average Bench: 81.7% (70th of 1015)

more Based on 27,403 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 18.3% 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 2.56MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 4TB (2015) is 50.4%. 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 27,403 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.9 Read 145 184
78.5 Write 136 170
46.3 Mixed 86.7 109
79.6 SusWrite 139 177
93.2% 127 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.93 1.1
1.47 4K Write 2.56 3
0.7 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%
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 168 170 168 165 171 MB/s
Read 170
Write 168
Mixed 107
SusWrite 168
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.57 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 128 124 125 124 128 MB/s
Read 168
Write 155
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 126
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 121 122 119 121 119 MB/s
Read 128
Write 122
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 120
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
170% 1.4 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,255,239 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $125 @ launch in Aug '15
AmazonUS $8818 mins
OutletPCUS $9014 hrs
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 25,234 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
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 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,594

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

It failed after 2 years of sketchy performance and corruptions


Good

11 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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