Average Bench: 77.4% (96th of 1015)

more Based on 3,462 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 22.5% 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 2.49MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 48.4%. 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 84.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 127MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,462 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.1 Read 139 178
77.2 Write 127 162
45.6 Mixed 84.1 108
80 SusWrite 131 165
88.4% 120 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.91 1.1
0.98 4K Write 2.49 3
0.6 4K Mixed 0.98 1.1
193% 1.46 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: 133 131 136 135 136 135 MB/s
Read 168
Write 151
Mixed 105
SusWrite 134
103% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 110 111 112 111 109 MB/s
Read 103
Write 95.8
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 110
68% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
247GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 91 94 95 95 95 MB/s
Read 119
Write 114
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 93.2
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,211,448 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 10,251 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 124%
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Desktop
Desktop 120%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $470

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,805

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140AMD RX 580 $169Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198AMD RX 5700 XT $400Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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