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WDWD2003FZEX
  

Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

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Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 60,416 user samples
523 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 675GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 79th / 1015
59,893 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 2TB free
Poor: 59% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
79.8 % 86.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
142 MB/s 153 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
136 MB/s 157 MB/s Faster write speed.
+15%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.88 MB/s 0.92 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.78 MB/s 3 MB/s Much faster random write.
+69%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
81.1 MB/s 86.2 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.37 MB/s 0.98 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+165%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
136 MB/s 148 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+9%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
184 MB/s 193 MB/s +5%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
182 MB/s 205 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+13%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.14 MB/s +4% 1.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.3 MB/s 3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+52%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
163 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+52%
107 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
181 MB/s 197 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+9%
Market Share
Based on 21,166,684 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.45 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 71 % Much more popular.
+42%
Age
Newest
69+ Months Slightly more recent.
+5%
73 Months
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 2TB
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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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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