Average Bench: 86.4% (346th of 1037)

Based on 4,772 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS100T1B0A-00H9H0, WDC WDS100T1B0A-00H9

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 1TB averaged just 13.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Blue 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 207MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB is 40.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Blue 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 270MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 277MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,772 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 446 499
285 Write 388 470
201 Mixed 277 347
136 SusWrite 270 344
77.3% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 28.3 38.3
35 4K Write 71.8 116
21.4 4K Mixed 35.5 50
126% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 327 377
118 DQ Write 257 298
132 DQ Mixed 207 245
178% 264 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 265 287 292 255 267 MB/s
Read 491
Write 458
Mixed 265
SusWrite 278
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 51
188% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 245
204% 298 MB/s
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 270 290 207 291 285 MB/s
Read 476
Write 409
Mixed 287
SusWrite 275
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 38.2
143% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 240
200% 289 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 142 111 91 74 111 MB/s
Read 485
Write 394
Mixed 206
SusWrite 123
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 47.6
167% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 194
183% 287 MB/s
629GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 294 299 295 299 294 MB/s
Read 447
Write 349
Mixed 266
SusWrite 296
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 29.9
129% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 191
175% 268 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 303 301 301 299 299 MB/s
Read 436
Write 415
Mixed 307
SusWrite 306
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 34.6
113% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 203
186% 285 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: X41000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 300 301 302 298 298 MB/s
Read 455
Write 390
Mixed 273
SusWrite 303
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 25.7
100% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 233
195% 282 MB/s
432GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 260 283 246 268 283 MB/s
Read 394
Write 388
Mixed 255
SusWrite 278
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 29.2
4K Mixed 22.4
75% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 240
205% 303 MB/s
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Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,158

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