Average Bench: 59.9% (189th of 984)

more Based on 53,329 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0, WD1002FA EX-00Z3A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-41K1B0, WDC WD1001FALS-75J7B0, WDC WD1002FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD1001FALS-00E3A, WDC WD10 01FALS-19J7B0, WDC WD1001FALS-00Y6A, WDC WD10 01FALS-00J7B0, WDC WD10 01FALS-00J7B1, WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A, WDC WD10 01FALS-00E8B0, WDC WD10 02FAEX-00Y9A0, WDC WD1001FALS-403AA, WDC WD1001FALS-19J7B, WD1002FAEX-00Y9, WDC WD10 01FALS-00E3A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-00U9B, WDC WD10 01FALS-40K1B0, WD WD1002FAEX-00Z3A, WDC WD1001FALS-41K1B, WDC WD10 01FALS-75J7B, WDC WD1002FAEX-007BA, WD1001FALS-00K1B0, WDC WD1001FALS-41J7B0, WDC WD10 01FALS-00J7B, WDC WD1001FALS-32E3A0, WDC WD1001FALS-32J7B0, WDC WD1002FAEX-00ZA30, WD WD1002FAEX-007BA, WDC WD1001FALS-41Y6A, WDC WD1001FALS-00E8B, WDC WD1001FALS-55J7B, WD1002FAEX-OOY9A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-55J7B0, WDC WD10 01FALS-55J7B, WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0, WD1002FAEX-00Z3, WDC WD1001FALS-40K1B0, WD WD1002FAEX-00Y9A, WDC WD1002FAEX-32MJR, WDC WD1001FALS-41K1B0, WDC WD10 01FALS-42K1B0, WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A, WDC WD10 01FALS-403AA, WDC WD1002FAEX-, WDC WD1002FAEX-32MJRA0, WDC WD1001FALS-00Y6A0, WDC WD1001FALS-40U9B, WDC WD1001FALS-75J7B, WDC WD1001FALS-40K1B, WDC WD10 01FALS-41K1B, WD1002FAEX-00Z3A, WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0, WDC WD1001FALS-42K1B0, WDC WD1001FALS-00E8B0, WDC WD1001FALS-40Y6A, WDC WD10 02FAEX-007BA, WDC WD10 02FAEX-00Z3A0, WDC WD10 02FAEX-00Y9A, WD1001FALS-00E8, WDC WD10 01FALS-00Y6A, WDC WD10 02FAEX-00Z3A, WDC WD10 01FALS-00Y6A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-00E3A, WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9, WDC WD1001FALS-19J7B0, WDC WD1001FALS-00K1B0, WDC WD1001FALS-4, WDC WD1001FALS-5, WDC WD1001FALS-41Y6A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-40U9B, WDC WD1001FALS-00E3A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-40Y6A0, WDC WD1001FALS-1, WDC WD10 01FALS-00U9B0, WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1, WDC WD10 01FALS-00E8B, WDC WD1002FAEX-0, WDC WD1001FALS-55J7B0, WDC WD1001FALS-40U9B0, WDC WD10 02FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD10 01FALS-75J7B0, WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-41Y6A0, WDC WD1001FALS-00K1B, WDC WD1001FALS-08J7B0, WDC WD1001FALS-00U9B, WDC WD1001FALS-40Y6A0, WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B, WDC WD1001FALS-42K1B, WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0, WDC WD10 02FAEX-0, WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3

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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Average average bench

The WD Black 1TB (2010) averaged 40.1% 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 0.37MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1TB (2010) is 38.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 96.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 87.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,329 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.3 Read 111 154
67.6 Write 96.9 128
29.9 Mixed 87.9 124
74% 98.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 0.73 1.16
0.58 4K Write 1.9 2.48
0.2 4K Mixed 0.37 0.53
107% 1 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
439GB free
Firmware: 05.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 134
Write 107
Mixed 107
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.42
105% 0.94 MB/s
206GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 141
Write 88.5
Mixed 91.6
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.45
138% 1.28 MB/s
275GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 118
Write 92.1
Mixed 101
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.33
99% 0.93 MB/s
424GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 91
Mixed 87.4
72% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.47
110% 1 MB/s
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WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts ...

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2 months ago.

Have 2 of these. They are showing their age.


Terrible

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Slow as hell.


Very poor

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