Average Bench: 78.4% (88th of 1015)

more Based on 3,726 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 21.6% 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 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.52MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 48.5%. 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 84.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,726 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.8 Read 141 178
77.8 Write 128 164
54.8 Mixed 84.8 108
81.4 SusWrite 132 167
89.3% 122 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.91 1.1
1 4K Write 2.52 3
0.7 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%
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 164 160 158 166 166 MB/s
Read 164
Write 102
Mixed 102
SusWrite 163
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
590GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 163 164 165 165 165 MB/s
Read 136
Write 144
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 164
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 156 159 161 159 158 MB/s
Read 106
Write 129
Mixed 61.1
SusWrite 158
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 1 MB/s
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 128 127 129 127 127 MB/s
Read 131
Write 130
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 127
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.67 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 84 82 83 84 82 MB/s
Read 89
Write 68.9
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 82.4
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.2 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 10,792 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 118%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $410

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,732

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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $603SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $83SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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