Average Bench: 69.3% (124th of 984)

more Based on 9,865 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2002FAEX-007BA0, 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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 30.6% 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 2.33MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 38%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 112MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 104MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,865 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.1 Read 129 171
77.2 Write 112 141
32.3 Mixed 104 138
86.3% 115 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.84 1.21
1.64 4K Write 2.33 2.81
0.28 4K Mixed 0.43 0.55
125% 1.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 127
Write 134
Mixed 118
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.45
138% 1.26 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 142
Write 82.2
Mixed 91
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.47
118% 1.15 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,679

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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

17 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

reliable good, fast hdd


Below average

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