WDWD2003FZEX
HGSTHTS541010A9E680
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 69,648 user samples
28,725 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 770GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 333GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1002
40,923 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 56% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 46GB free
Poor: 34% Great: 56%
SPEED RANK: 427th / 1002
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
91.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+97%
46.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
158 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+94%
81.5 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
161 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+100%
80.3 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.78 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+117%
0.36 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.77 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+123%
1.24 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
151 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+99%
75.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.35 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+119%
0.16 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
192 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+94%
99 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
203 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+104%
99.5 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.03 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+98%
0.52 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.23 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+111%
1.53 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
190 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+99%
95.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.54 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+170%
0.2 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,727,707 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.52 % 0.85 % Much higher market share.
+63%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % Much more popular.
+37%
51 %
Age
Newest
56 Months 54 Months +4%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 1TB
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This is the current version (2013) of Western Digital's best performing, Black, consumer storage drive. A comparison between the 2013 and 2010 versions shows that core real world performance has improved by around 15%. The 38 month old 2010 FAEX Black is also slightly more expensive at the moment, probably because retailers are slowly running out of stock. With average sequential read/write speeds of 150 MB/s and read/write 4k speeds of 0.8/2.9 MB/s the 2013 2TB WD Black has a solid performance profile but it's slightly overpriced. There is better value available amongst other drives in the group test[Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 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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