Average Bench: 60.6% (177th of 979)

more Based on 42,211 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, WDC WD10 01FALS-00J7B, WDC WD1001FALS-32E3A0, WDC WD1001FALS-32J7B0, 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 WD1002FAEX-, WDC WD1002FAEX-32MJRA0, WDC WD1001FALS-00Y6A0, WDC WD1001FALS-40U9B, WDC WD1001FALS-75J7B, WDC WD1001FALS-40K1B, 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 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 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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Above average average bench

The WD Black 1TB (2010) averaged 39.4% 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 0.38MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 1.95MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1TB (2010) is 37.4%. 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 97.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 88.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,211 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.5 Read 113 153
66.2 Write 97.5 127
28 Mixed 88.8 124
74.9% 99.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.38 4K Read 0.75 1.18
0.81 4K Write 1.95 2.48
0.22 4K Mixed 0.38 0.52
110% 1.03 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
881GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 137
Write 128
Mixed 120
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.27
96% 1.01 MB/s
713GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 129
Write 125
Mixed 113
92% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.47
137% 1.19 MB/s
860GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 119
Write 119
Mixed 119
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.44
139% 1.23 MB/s
298GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 112
Write 102
Mixed 102
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.29
118% 1.17 MB/s
715GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 109
Write 95.1
Mixed 82.4
72% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.37
105% 1.03 MB/s
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WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts ...

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Have 2 of these. They are showing their age.


Very poor

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