Average Bench: 77.9% (96th of 1010)

more Based on 1,304 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 22.1% 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 0.96MB/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 44.9%. 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 86MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 129MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,304 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.7 Read 141 178
79.9 Write 129 162
52.4 Mixed 86 112
80.3 SusWrite 130 166
89.3% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.92 1.1
1 4K Write 2.47 3
0.36 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
190% 1.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 167 167 167 168 166 MB/s
Read 157
Write 160
Mixed 104
SusWrite 167
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.57 MB/s
4TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 137 135 135 139 141 MB/s
Read 135
Write 122
Mixed 82
SusWrite 133
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.57 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 117 117 117 118 118 MB/s
Read 118
Write 115
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 117
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
208% 1.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,819,296 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 3,931 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X-GAMING 3 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,178

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