Average Bench: 69.8% (139th of 1002)

more Based on 16,470 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2002FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD2002FAEX-007BAO, WD2002FA EX-O1U1B1, WDC WD2002FAEX-0, WDC WD20 02FAEX-00MJR, WDC WD20 02FAEX-007BA, WDC WD2002FAEX-00MJRA0, WD2002FA EX-01U1B1, WD2002FAEX-O1U1B1, WDC WD2002FAEX-007B, WD2002FAEX-01U1B1, WD2002FA EX-007BA0, WD2002FAEX-01U1B, WD2002FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD20 02FAEX-00MJRA0, WD2002FAEX-01U1B1A, WD2002FAEX-007B, WDC WD2002FAEX-007BA, WDC WD20 02FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD2002FAEX-00MJR

The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013). Comparing the FAEX and FZEX models shows that the newer FZEX model is around 11% faster on average. The main performance improvements are in the area of sequential writes where the newer FZEX is 30% faster (148 vs 114 MB/s). As a new purchase, the FAEX would have to come at a significant discount to the newer FZEX in order to make it worth considering. The FAEX has a reasonably well-rounded performance profile with above average 4K speeds but it's overpriced and lags the group leaders in terms of value for money. [Nov '12 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The WD Black 2TB (2010) averaged 30.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.43MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.35MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 34%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the WD Black 2TB (2010) performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 113MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 106MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,470 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.1 Read 130 162
80.9 Write 113 139
51.2 Mixed 106 136
87.2% 116 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.49 4K Read 0.84 1.21
1.76 4K Write 2.35 2.94
0.28 4K Mixed 0.43 0.56
126% 1.21 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 135
Mixed 133
106% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 2.59
4K Mixed 0.32
131% 1.35 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 154
Write 129
Mixed 133
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.47
127% 1.19 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 125
Mixed 73.1
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.37
113% 1.11 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 135
Write 132
Mixed 131
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.43
145% 1.41 MB/s
841GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 130
Write 132
Mixed 102
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.57
4K Mixed 0.44
142% 1.37 MB/s
645GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 120
Write 116
Mixed 106
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.44
116% 1.09 MB/s
291GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 133
Write 95.9
Mixed 120
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.38
111% 1.06 MB/s
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Approx. $188 @ launch in Dec '10
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,443

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Maximum performance for power computing....

Specs

  • Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
  • Capacity 2 TB
  • Read/Write 10.70 Watts
  • Idle 8.20 Watts
  • Standby 1.30 Watts
  • Sleep 1.30 Watts
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Poor

2 years ago.

1 of 2 HDDs died in 2 years, working on a small office file server.


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