WDWD10EZEX
WDWD10EALS

Release date: Q1 2010.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 646,945 user samples
643,107 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 930GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 931GB free
Poor: 46% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 79th / 1010
3,838 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% 995GB free
Worst Bench: 34% 930GB free
Poor: 34% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 233rd / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
81.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+42%
57.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
151 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+44%
105 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
140 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+47%
95 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.15 MB/s Much faster random read.
+31%
0.88 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.38 MB/s Faster random write.
+27%
1.88 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
85.1 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
75.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.04 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+79%
0.58 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
133 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+51%
88.3 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
198 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+42%
139 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
179 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+42%
126 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+15%
1.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+25%
2.4 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
111 MB/s 120 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+20%
1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
181 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+43%
127 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 10,602,265 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
11.2 % Insanely higher market share.
+27,975%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
60.1 % Hugely better value.
+250%
17.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
79 % Much more popular.
+46%
54 %
Price
Price (score)
$39 Much cheaper.
+59%
$96
Age
Newest
74 Months More recent.
+27%
102 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 1TB
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This is the latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allow for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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This version (WD10EALS) of Western Digital's mid-range blue series drive is nearly four years old and as such not a good choice as a new purchase. This drive operates at 7200 RPM and has two 500GB platters which allow it to sustain reasonable sequential transfer rates of up to 180 MB/s read and 140 MB/s write. Average transfer rates are below this by nearly 50% and this version of the blue exhibits particularly weak throughputs of just 50 MB/s when faced with mixed IO (simultaneous reading and writing). Overall as a new purchase the newer single platter 1TB Blue 2012 Blue (WD10EZEX) is a far better choice and offers nearly 20% better average performance. [Dec '13 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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