Average Bench: 75.1% (108th of 1015)

more Based on 8,038 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 24.9% 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 0.97MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.46MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 48.8%. 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 82.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 122MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,038 samples)
Min Avg Max
79 Read 134 174
74.6 Write 122 162
55.1 Mixed 82.9 108
77.7 SusWrite 127 164
85.8% 117 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 0.92 1.1
1 4K Write 2.46 3
0.7 4K Mixed 0.97 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%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 167 170 171 171 167 MB/s
Read 186
Write 160
Mixed 91
SusWrite 169
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.7 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 170 168 171 171 168 MB/s
Read 185
Write 162
Mixed 94.6
SusWrite 169
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 116 116 114 116 112 MB/s
Read 119
Write 118
Mixed 79.9
SusWrite 115
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.5 MB/s
710GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 90 89 92 90 92 MB/s
Read 93.7
Write 85.2
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 90.7
61% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 3,824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 127%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 121%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B550M-A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $909

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 Comments

An excellent solution for your everyday computing needs...

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4 months ago.

sub 20MB/s performance in a Win7 mirrored pair of drives


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