Average Bench: 76.2% (104th of 1015)

more Based on 6,760 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD60EZRZ-00RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-00R, WDC WD60EZRZ-11R, WDC WD60 EZRZ-11TNUB0, WDC WD60 EZRZ-22GZ5B1, WDC WD60 EZRZ-00RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-11RWYB1, WDC WD60EZRZ-00G, WDC WD60EZRZ-22G, WDC WD60EZRZ-00GZ5B1, WDC WD60EZRZ-22GZ5B1, WDC WD60 EZRZ-00GZ5B1, WDC WD60EZRZ-11TNUB0

Good average bench

The WD Blue 6TB (2015) averaged 23.7% 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 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.47MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 44.7%. 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 84.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 127MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,760 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.8 Read 137 176
80.6 Write 127 161
58.6 Mixed 84.4 107
79.5 SusWrite 128 167
87.7% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.9 1.1
1.02 4K Write 2.47 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.98 1.1
192% 1.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 153 151 149 150 150 MB/s
Read 172
Write 170
Mixed 104
SusWrite 151
110% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.53 MB/s
880GB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 137 136 139 139 140 MB/s
Read 155
Write 144
Mixed 90.6
SusWrite 138
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.63 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 136 140 139 139 138 MB/s
Read 127
Write 126
Mixed 96.8
SusWrite 137
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.7 MB/s
403GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 105 107 108 108 107 MB/s
Read 94.8
Write 92
Mixed 68
SusWrite 106
66% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 16,522 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 167%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 157%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $315

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $2,119

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