SeagateST1000DX002
WDWD10EZEX

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,102,445 user samples
23,343 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 70GB free (System drive)
Poor: 47% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1015
1,079,102 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 450GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
82.7 % 84.1 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
130 MB/s 158 MB/s Faster read speed.
+22%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
145 MB/s +2% 142 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s 1.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.84 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+95%
2.48 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
33.1 MB/s 89.2 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+169%
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
157 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+16%
135 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
191 MB/s 205 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
198 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+11%
179 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s 1.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.4 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+80%
3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
73.9 MB/s 114 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+54%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+92%
1.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
206 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+13%
182 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 18,483,828 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.25 % 11.8 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,628%
Value
Value For Money
39.5 % 58.7 % Much better value.
+49%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 84 % Much more popular.
+35%
Price
Price (score)
$60 $41 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
34 Months Much more recent.
+60%
85 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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