SeagateST2000DX001 STCL2000400
WDWD1003FZEX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 168,222 user samples
48,334 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 741GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 370GB free (System drive)
Poor: 45% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 73rd / 1015
119,888 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 647GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
81 % 82.4 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
131 MB/s 154 MB/s Faster read speed.
+18%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
137 MB/s 139 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.15 MB/s 1.22 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.84 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+97%
2.46 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
41.3 MB/s 87.2 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+111%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.95 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+79%
1.09 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
150 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+13%
133 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
194 MB/s 202 MB/s +4%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
190 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+8%
176 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.5 MB/s 1.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+83%
3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
77.7 MB/s 111 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+43%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+108%
1.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
201 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+12%
179 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 21,763,800 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.33 % 0.92 % Hugely higher market share.
+179%
Value
Value For Money
36 % Much better value.
+52%
23.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 76 % More popular.
+19%
Price
Price (score)
$90 $69 Cheaper.
+23%
Age
Newest
76 Months 74 Months +3%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 1TB
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The Seagate Desktop SSHD is a Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD). The 8GBs of MLC NAND flash built into this model help facilitate better performance than a purely mechanical drive. Peak sequential read/write speeds are above average at 190 MB/s. The 2TB SSHD has consistently demonstrated class leading 4k random write speeds in the region of 5.0 MB/s. 4K read speeds are in the region of 0.7-0.9 MB/s which is well above average, but not record breaking. Overall the performance increases attributable to the NAND flash are very noticeable in the area of small file 4K performance where the SSHD dominates the competition. In terms of sequential speeds, the Seagate also offers better average sequential performance than most mechanical 2TB hard drives. From a value for money perspective, the 2TB SSHD is well above average, it has a brilliant 4k performance profile, strong sequential speeds and only a slightly above average price. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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This is the most recent version (2013 FZEX) of Western Digital's best performing consumer storage drive, its predecessor was the WD1002FAEX which is now four years old. With average sequential read/write speeds of 150 MB/s this version outperforms its predecessor by a whopping 50%. Small file random 4K speeds have remained broadly unchanged with average read/write rates of 0.9/2.19 MB/s. Overall the 2013 WD Black has a very good performance profile and it also represents reasonable value for money, at least in the 1TB category. There are some good alternatives to the 2013 Black including the 2012 Blue. Looking at the 2013 Black vs 2012 Blue shows that both drives have similar performance. Power consumption (6.8/6.1 Watts active/idle) and noise levels (29.5 dBA) are also identical making it a tough call between the two. There is however, as always, better value amongst the larger capacities. [Feb '14 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 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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