Average Bench: 77.7% (96th of 1015)

more Based on 4,057 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 22.3% 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 48.2%. 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 84.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 127MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,057 samples)
Min Avg Max
89 Read 139 179
75 Write 127 162
53.2 Mixed 84.6 109
77.8 SusWrite 131 167
88.7% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.91 1.1
1.12 4K Write 2.5 2.9
0.8 4K Mixed 0.99 1.1
195% 1.47 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: 155 153 156 161 161 161 MB/s
Read 158
Write 152
Mixed 88
SusWrite 158
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
208% 1.5 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 148 146 138 145 147 MB/s
Read 132
Write 136
Mixed 84
SusWrite 145
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 149 151 151 150 151 MB/s
Read 95.5
Write 81.7
Mixed 62
SusWrite 150
71% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 125 126 126 126 125 MB/s
Read 112
Write 123
Mixed 87
SusWrite 123
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
948GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 84 79 80 85 87 MB/s
Read 128
Write 127
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 86.7
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.6 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,705,722 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 17,325 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 137%
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Workstation
Workstation 125%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,507

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