Average Bench: 75.9% (107th of 1015)

more Based on 6,030 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 24.1% 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 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.45MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 48.1%. 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 83MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 124MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,030 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.6 Read 136 175
70.3 Write 124 162
49.2 Mixed 83 107
66.7 SusWrite 129 168
86.7% 118 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.91 1.1
0.91 4K Write 2.45 2.9
0.7 4K Mixed 0.98 1.1
192% 1.45 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
625GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 154 156 156 158 155 MB/s
Read 161
Write 149
Mixed 111
SusWrite 154
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.6 MB/s
108GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 83 84 85 84 83 MB/s
Read 79.7
Write 76.5
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 83.6
56% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 37,655,656 HDDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $215 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 21,611 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 168%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 157%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $419

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $2,400

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Intel Core i5-11400F $180Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $49
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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