Average Bench: 67.5% (155th of 1010)

more Based on 16,684 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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 32.4% 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 0.74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.44MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 37.8%. 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 108MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 112MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,684 samples)
Min Avg Max
80 Read 125 161
75 Write 112 139
42.5 Mixed 96.7 131
67.9 SusWrite 108 140
81.7% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.52 4K Read 0.98 1.3
1.68 4K Write 2.44 3.2
0.32 4K Mixed 0.74 1.1
168% 1.38 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: 128 126 128 129 130 130 MB/s
Read 126
Write 125
Mixed 102
SusWrite 129
89% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
188% 1.47 MB/s
591GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 103 101 104 104 104 MB/s
Read 150
Write 124
Mixed 110
SusWrite 103
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.7 MB/s
454GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 66 66 67 66 66 MB/s
Read 77.4
Write 73
Mixed 85.1
SusWrite 66.1
56% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
936GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 44 50 40 50 47 MB/s
Read 10.8
Write 49.1
Mixed 12.6
SusWrite 46.4
22% 29.7 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
9% 0.17 MB/s
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Approx. $188 @ launch in Dec '10
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Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 70%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,764

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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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