Average Bench: 64.6% (168th of 1010)

more Based on 16,084 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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 35.3% 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.45MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 45.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 106MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 91.7MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,084 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.2 Read 119 156
68.2 Write 110 140
45.7 Mixed 91.7 118
51.4 SusWrite 106 142
78.9% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.08 1.4
1.23 4K Write 2.45 3.2
0.63 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
195% 1.49 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
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 138 140 138 140 141 MB/s
Read 139
Write 137
Mixed 121
SusWrite 139
99% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.6 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 74 76 76 76 MB/s
Read 146
Write 112
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 75.3
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.53 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 66 67 68 68 MB/s
Read 141
Write 117
Mixed 69
SusWrite 67.2
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.57 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 77 77 80 79 80 MB/s
Read 114
Write 98
Mixed 97.2
SusWrite 78.7
72% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 65 67 66 66 67 MB/s
Read 88.6
Write 82.2
Mixed 47.4
SusWrite 66
52% 71 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.53 MB/s
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Approx. $188 @ launch in Dec '10
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Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,744

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 Comments

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
Added 5 years ago.

Poor

2 years ago.

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


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