SeagateST2000DM006
WDWD10EZEX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,567,834 user samples
462,780 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 63% 1TB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 1015
3,105,054 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 916GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 59GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
91.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
83.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
160 MB/s +3% 155 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
130 MB/s 140 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s 1.19 MB/s Much faster random read.
+78%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.6 MB/s 2.47 MB/s Much faster random write.
+54%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77 MB/s 89.3 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.73 MB/s 1.07 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+47%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
159 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+18%
135 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
201 MB/s 202 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
175 MB/s 177 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+88%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 3 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+67%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87.2 MB/s 113 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+30%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
201 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+9%
185 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 53,503,730 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.38 % 14.3 % Hugely higher market share.
+501%
Value
Value For Money
59.5 % Better value.
+25%
47.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 64 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$62 $35 Much cheaper.
+43%
Age
Newest
93 Months Much more recent.
+35%
144 Months
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 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 allows 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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