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WDWD10EZEX
  

Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 781,179 user samples
48,946 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 58% 823GB free
Worst Bench: 20% 322GB free
Poor: 20% Great: 58%
SPEED RANK: 474th / 1010
732,233 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 891GB free
Worst Bench: 50% 27GB free (System drive)
Poor: 50% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 80th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
42.3 % 80 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+89%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
75.3 MB/s 150 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+99%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
76.3 MB/s 137 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+80%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.44 MB/s 1.18 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+168%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.34 MB/s 2.42 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+81%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
30 MB/s 85 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+183%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.51 MB/s 1.06 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+108%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
71.9 MB/s 129 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+79%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
103 MB/s 199 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+93%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
100 MB/s 177 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+77%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.5 MB/s 1.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+200%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.6 MB/s 3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+88%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
38.5 MB/s 111 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+188%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+100%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
101 MB/s 179 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+77%
Market Share
Based on 12,522,451 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.66 % 11.5 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,638%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 81 % Much more popular.
+62%
Age
Newest
59+ Months More recent.
+23%
77 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 1TB
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This is the latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allow for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current cost per GB to yield value for money. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top HDDs. [HDrivePro]

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