Average Bench: 82.1% (68th of 1015)

more Based on 42,028 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 17.8% 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 0.99MB/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 51.2%. 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 87.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 137MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,028 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.3 Read 145 185
84 Write 137 173
58.5 Mixed 87.2 111
82.2 SusWrite 141 178
93.8% 128 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.92 1.1
1.85 4K Write 2.6 3
0.8 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
197% 1.51 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 152 156 172 152 175 MB/s
Read 161
Write 179
Mixed 110
SusWrite 161
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.67 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 137 138 138 136 136 MB/s
Read 138
Write 139
Mixed 86.9
SusWrite 136
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.3 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 174 172 177 176 180 MB/s
Read 96.1
Write 119
Mixed 55.6
SusWrite 172
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
238GB free
Firmware: 0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 92 90 92 92 93 MB/s
Read 161
Write 114
Mixed 99.3
SusWrite 91
86% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.67 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,705,722 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $125 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 4TB (2015) Builds (Compare 27,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop 112%
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Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $267

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,590

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 Comments

Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

It failed after 2 years of sketchy performance and corruptions


Good

15 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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