WDWD2003FZEX
Toshiba

Release date: Q4 2013.

Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 61,639 user samples
35,282 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 56% 496GB free
Poor: 56% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1010
26,357 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 38GB free
Poor: 57% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
86.1 % 86.3 % +0%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s 152 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
154 MB/s +1% 153 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.03 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+14%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.97 MB/s Much faster random write.
+45%
2.05 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
84.7 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+178%
30.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.98 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+61%
0.61 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
148 MB/s 149 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
193 MB/s +1% 192 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
202 MB/s +5% 193 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+52%
2.3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
104 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+107%
50.2 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
0.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
196 MB/s +2% 192 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 11,255,620 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.52 % Much higher market share.
+37%
0.38 %
Value
Value For Money
43.7 % 92.9 % Hugely better value.
+113%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % More popular.
+16%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$113 $80 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
59 Months Slightly more recent.
+13%
68 Months
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 3TB
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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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The 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 is 3.5" desktop hard drive. Like its 2TB sibling, the DT01ACA300 sports a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and has a relatively low peak/idle power draw of 6.4/5.2 Watts. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 197/183 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 1.17/2.19 Mbps the 3TB DT01ACA300 achieves an effective speed of 143 MBps which places the DT01ACA300 amongst the top handful of 3TB drives. Pricing of the DT01ACA300 is also very aggressive which makes the DT01ACA300 a superb value proposition. Comparing the DT01ACA300 and Barracuda shows that the DT01ACA300 is marginally faster but also slightly more expensive. [Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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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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