SeagateST2000DM001
WDWD2003FZEX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 287,656 user samples
253,996 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 44% 1.5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 44% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1010
33,660 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 1TB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
87.9 % +2% 85.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
155 MB/s +1% 153 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
130 MB/s 154 MB/s Faster write speed.
+18%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.68 MB/s 0.92 MB/s Much faster random read.
+35%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.6 MB/s 3.03 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+89%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
72.8 MB/s 86 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.72 MB/s 0.99 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+37%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
151 MB/s +3% 146 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
206 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
193 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
185 MB/s 203 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+38%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
1.9 MB/s 3.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+84%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87 MB/s 106 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
202 MB/s +3% 196 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,468,350 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.92 % Hugely higher market share.
+496%
0.49 %
Value
Value For Money
86.2 % Hugely better value.
+105%
42.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 71 % More popular.
+16%
Price
Price (score)
$58 Much cheaper.
+50%
$117
Age
Newest
86 Months 61 Months More recent.
+29%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 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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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2018 HDD Rankings.

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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Group Test Results

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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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Intel Core i7-8700K $359Nvidia GTX 1070 $340Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
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Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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