SeagateST1000LM014
WDWD1003FZEX

Release date: Q1 2013.

Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 203,978 user samples
48,255 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% 1TB free
Worst Bench: 23% 623GB free (System drive)
Poor: 23% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 330th / 1015
155,723 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 247GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
48.8 % 83.1 % Much faster effective speed.
+70%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
86.6 MB/s 154 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+78%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
89 MB/s 140 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+57%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.29 MB/s +4% 1.24 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
4.2 MB/s Much faster random write.
+68%
2.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
52.3 MB/s 88 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+68%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.61 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+46%
1.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
82.1 MB/s 135 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+64%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
116 MB/s 202 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+74%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
115 MB/s 174 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+51%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
2 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+33%
1.5 MB/s
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
67 MB/s 112 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+67%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
2.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+83%
1.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
111 MB/s 179 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+61%
Market Share
Based on 28,584,461 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.22 % 0.74 % Hugely higher market share.
+236%
Value
Value For Money
13.9 % 24.4 % Much better value.
+75%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 78 % More popular.
+28%
Price
Price (score)
$70 $68 +3%
Age
Newest
88 Months 81 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 1TB
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The Laptop (9.5mm) SSHD from Seagate has a 64MB Cache and like its younger sibling (Laptop Thin) comes equipped with 8GB of MLC NAND Flash. Apart from capacity and dimensions the specs for the two siblings are identical. At less than a year old the Laptop SSHD is relatively new, but like its smaller sibling its performance is unbalanced and favours small file IO. With average sequential speeds of 95 MB/s the Laptop SSHD lags the group leaders by over 50% at sequential IO. Small file 4K performance averages around 2 MB/s which is far better. Overall the Seagate Laptop SSHDs performance profile is skewed strongly towards small file IO. This, the 9.5mm 1TB version does represent better value for money than its smaller capacity 500GB sibling but neither of the drives are particularly strong sequential performers. [Jan '14 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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