Average Bench: 68.7% (122nd of 979)

more Based on 7,488 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2002FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD2002FAEX-0, WDC WD20 02FAEX-00MJR, WDC WD20 02FAEX-007BA, WDC WD2002FAEX-00MJRA0, WD2002FA EX-01U1B1, WDC WD2002FAEX-007B, WD2002FAEX-01U1B1, WD2002FA EX-007BA0, 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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 31.2% 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 0.42MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.32MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 37.1%. 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 111MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 103MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,488 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.1 Read 128 163
74.9 Write 111 139
27.2 Mixed 103 136
85.7% 114 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.45 4K Read 0.82 1.21
1.65 4K Write 2.32 2.85
0.27 4K Mixed 0.42 0.55
124% 1.19 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 179
Write 136
Mixed 134
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.66
4K Mixed 0.45
136% 1.33 MB/s
649GB free
Firmware: 1D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 139
Write 125
Mixed 132
99% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.12
4K Write 2.45
4K Mixed 0.38
134% 1.31 MB/s
292GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 144
Write 94.8
Mixed 79.6
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.48
130% 1.18 MB/s
695GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 107
Write 91.5
Mixed 80.6
70% 92.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.4
111% 1.08 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

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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
Added 4 years ago.

Good

4 months ago.

reliable good, fast hdd


Poor

12 months ago.

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


Below average

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