Real World Speed
Performance profile from 130,357 user samples
81,041 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% 175GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 540GB free
Poor: 42% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 202nd / 1002
49,316 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 74% 211GB free
Poor: 74% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1002
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
60.5 % 95.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+58%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
113 MB/s 175 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+55%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
97.6 MB/s 158 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+62%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.75 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+14%
0.66 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.96 MB/s Faster random write.
+29%
1.52 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87.1 MB/s 154 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+77%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.38 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+81%
0.21 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
153 MB/s 200 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+31%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
127 MB/s 185 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+46%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.19 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+51%
0.79 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.55 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+43%
1.78 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
125 MB/s 178 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+42%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.52 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+108%
0.25 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,768,948 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.99 % 2.22 % Hugely higher market share.
+124%
Value
Value For Money
19.4 % 152 % Hugely better value.
+685%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 78 % Much more popular.
+37%
Price
Price (score)
$90 $36 Much cheaper.
+60%
Age
Newest
98 Months 19 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 2TB
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The WD Black (2010) is not a great performer, at least not in today's market. With peak sequential read/writes of 162/129 MB/s the Black lags particularly at writing. In terms of small file random 4K performance things are a little better with peak read/writes of 1.21/2.7 MB/s but these figures still lag the current group leaders and place the 2010 version of the WD Black well below average. A direct comparison to the 2012 WD Blue shows that the newer Blue not only outperforms on nearly every single benchmark but also costs less. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2018 HDD Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Fastest effective speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance, price and capacity.
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