Average Bench: 87.4% (351st of 1058)

Based on 5,341 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WDS100T1B0A-00H9H0, WDC WDS100T1B0A-00H9

Very good average bench

The WD Blue 1TB averaged just 12.6% 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 208MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Blue 1TB is 45.6%. 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 278MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 281MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,341 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 448 503
249 Write 390 478
192 Mixed 281 352
123 SusWrite 278 359
78.2% 349 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 29.2 38.3
31.8 4K Write 72 113
21 4K Mixed 36.3 49.7
129% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
169 DQ Read 321 376
94.5 DQ Write 256 302
106 DQ Mixed 208 246
177% 261 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
484GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 271 268 290 293 249 MB/s
Read 498
Write 446
Mixed 338
SusWrite 283
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 45.7
160% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 192
147% 199 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 360 182 160 170 150 MB/s
Read 470
Write 402
Mixed 308
SusWrite 218
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 34.2
113% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 240
201% 291 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 181 158 128 134 99 MB/s
Read 392
Write 404
Mixed 297
SusWrite 158
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 31.6
104% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 225
194% 287 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 188 164 178 244 107 MB/s
Read 482
Write 459
Mixed 275
SusWrite 178
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 31.8
120% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 41.4
DQ Write 137
DQ Mixed 38.5
44% 72.2 MB/s
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Typical Blue 1TB Builds (Compare 12,371 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,143

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