Average Bench: 88.8% (29th of 984)

more Based on 18,409 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD20 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD2003FZEX-0, WDC WD20 03FZEX-00Z4S, WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD2003FZEX-00SRLA0, WD2003FZEX-00Z4SB1, WDC WD2003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WDC WD2003FZEX-00SRL, WD2003FZ EX-00Z4SB1, WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD20 03FZEX-00SRLA0

This is the current version (2013) of Western Digital's best performing, Black, consumer storage drive. A comparison between the 2013 and 2010 versions shows that core real world performance has improved by around 15%. The 38 month old 2010 FAEX Black is also slightly more expensive at the moment, probably because retailers are slowly running out of stock. With average sequential read/write speeds of 150 MB/s and read/write 4k speeds of 0.8/2.9 MB/s the 2013 2TB WD Black has a solid performance profile but it's slightly overpriced. There is better value available amongst other drives in the group test[Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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Very good average bench

The WD Black 2TB (2013) averaged just 11.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 2TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.73MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 147MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2013) is 47.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.77MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.32MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,409 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 Read 154 187
105 Write 155 203
101 Mixed 147 188
115% 152 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.42 4K Read 0.77 1.02
1.35 4K Write 2.73 3.25
0.18 4K Mixed 0.32 0.52
119% 1.28 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 178
Write 183
Mixed 167
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 3.01
4K Mixed 0.38
131% 1.4 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 163
Write 170
Mixed 153
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 2.97
4K Mixed 0.39
140% 1.46 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 149
Write 130
Mixed 138
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.27
118% 1.27 MB/s
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 Prices

EbayUS $109.983 mins ago.
AmazonUS $119.9917 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $124.2321 hrs ago.
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,247

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Inspiring performance and capacity...

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Wonderful drive, quite stable, and while it may not be the fastest, it is hard to argue with a 5 year warranty. (which for the most part is not mentioned on the comparisons.)—Sep '14


Good

10 months ago.

Mesmo sendo o primeiro dia de uso estou gostando do HD, mais rápido que os outros HD que tenho.


Good

9 months ago.

Amazing performer and reliable drive


Good

8 months ago.

2 of those running in a NAS 24/7 for two years. No problems whatsoever. I wouldn't put it in a desktop, however, these things are noisy by today's standards.


Good

10 months ago.

Good Performing Drive, but it's loud and puts out a lot of heat


Very good

3 years ago.


Above average

20 months ago.

2 years old @ 73% full it has slowed down considerably. A noisy drive.


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