Average Bench: 78.3% (89th of 1015)

more Based on 3,839 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60EZRZ-00RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-00R, WDC WD60EZRZ-11R, WDC WD60 EZRZ-11TNUB0, WDC WD60 EZRZ-00RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-11RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-00G, WDC WD60EZRZ-00GZ5B1, WDC WD60EZRZ-22GZ5B1, WDC WD60 EZRZ-00GZ5B1, WDC WD60EZRZ-11TNUB0

Good average bench

The WD Blue 6TB (2015) averaged 21.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 6TB (2015) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.51MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 46%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 6TB (2015) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 85.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 130MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,839 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.2 Read 140 179
83 Write 130 162
57.8 Mixed 85.4 109
85.4 SusWrite 132 169
89.6% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.91 1.1
1.1 4K Write 2.51 3
0.8 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
194% 1.47 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 160 158 163 162 163 MB/s
Read 163
Write 162
Mixed 106
SusWrite 161
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.53 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 0A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 158 158 158 158 159 MB/s
Read 155
Write 155
Mixed 130
SusWrite 158
111% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.67 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 156 158 159 158 159 MB/s
Read 154
Write 17.6
Mixed 87.8
SusWrite 158
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 127 126 126 126 127 MB/s
Read 120
Write 111
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 126
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 95 109 92 92 111 MB/s
Read 100
Write 102
Mixed 43.2
SusWrite 96.8
62% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
56% 0.43 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 21,640 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 135%
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Workstation
Workstation 113%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $236

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,489

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Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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