Average Bench: 79.5% (86th of 1015)

more Based on 2,276 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 20.5% 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 0.99MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 44.5%. 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 86MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,276 samples)
Min Avg Max
93 Read 142 179
84.3 Write 131 161
57.5 Mixed 86 109
86.8 SusWrite 135 167
90.7% 123 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.92 1.1
1.16 4K Write 2.5 2.9
0.8 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%
4TB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 149 150 147 150 149 MB/s
Read 165
Write 157
Mixed 108
SusWrite 146
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 158 159 159 159 159 MB/s
Read 140
Write 134
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 158
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.67 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,456,101 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
EbayUS $12632 mins
OutletPCUS $1319 hrs
NeweggUS $1542 days
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 8,932 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
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Desktop
Desktop 127%
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Workstation
Workstation 115%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $405

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $1,848

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Intel Core i7-8700K $366Nvidia GTX 1070 $379Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $107
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $115Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $93
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $95SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $711SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $100SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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