Average Bench: 77.9% (93rd of 1015)

more Based on 2,635 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 22.1% 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 2.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 6TB (2015) is 49.2%. 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 128MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,635 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.2 Read 139 177
74.3 Write 128 162
44.7 Mixed 84.6 108
78.4 SusWrite 132 165
88.8% 121 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 0.91 1.1
1 4K Write 2.5 2.9
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%
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 168 166 166 166 167 MB/s
Read 175
Write 154
Mixed 88.3
SusWrite 166
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 149 150 148 147 145 MB/s
Read 142
Write 139
Mixed 99.7
SusWrite 147
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.57 MB/s
4.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 121 135 125 144 140 MB/s
Read 144
Write 129
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 129
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 112 114 115 115 115 MB/s
Read 146
Write 143
Mixed 109
SusWrite 113
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
168% 1.4 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $215 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Blue 6TB (2015) Builds (Compare 9,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 128%
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Desktop 127%
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Workstation
Workstation 115%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) - $470

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 113% - Outstanding Total price: $1,873

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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $144Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
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