Average Bench: 76.3% (99th of 1015)

more Based on 8,416 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 23.6% 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 2.51MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 47.5%. 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 84.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 123MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,416 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.9 Read 136 176
72.5 Write 123 162
55.3 Mixed 84.6 109
80.6 SusWrite 130 168
87% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.91 1.1
1.2 4K Write 2.51 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.98 1.1
193% 1.47 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 163 161 160 162 164 MB/s
Read 169
Write 137
Mixed 102
SusWrite 161
105% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.63 MB/s
5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 97 112 110 115 108 MB/s
Read 117
Write 121
Mixed 79
SusWrite 110
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 106 105 106 105 104 MB/s
Read 114
Write 114
Mixed 84.8
SusWrite 104
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 46,554,868 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $215 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 2,152 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 138%
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $801

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An excellent solution for your everyday computing needs...

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14 months ago.

sub 20MB/s performance in a Win7 mirrored pair of drives


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