Toshiba
WDWD2003FZEX

Release date: Q1 2013.

Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 297,154 user samples
253,749 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 906GB free
Worst Bench: 43% 88GB free (System drive)
Poor: 43% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 81st / 1015
43,405 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 1TB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
81.1 % 87.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
149 MB/s 153 MB/s +3%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
140 MB/s 156 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+11%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.67 MB/s 0.91 MB/s Much faster random read.
+36%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.8 MB/s 3.03 MB/s Much faster random write.
+68%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
32.9 MB/s 85.8 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+161%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.55 MB/s 0.98 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+78%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
134 MB/s 151 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+13%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
188 MB/s 194 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
185 MB/s 206 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+11%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
0.9 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+22%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.2 MB/s 3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+59%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
40.3 MB/s 106 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+163%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.7 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+57%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
187 MB/s 199 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 16,382,626 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.16 % Hugely higher market share.
+496%
0.53 %
Value
Value For Money
59.6 % Much better value.
+42%
41.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 71 % More popular.
+16%
Price
Price (score)
$39 Much cheaper.
+67%
$120
Age
Newest
75 Months 66 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 2TB
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The 1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 is a 3.5" desktop hard drive. With a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and peak/idle power consumption of 6.4/3.7 Watts the DT01ACA100 is a reasonably power efficient desktop drive. The DT01ACA100 has peak sequential read/write speeds of 175 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 0.76/2.06 MBps. These figures produce an overall effective speed of 132 MBps which places it around the middle of the 1TB pack in terms of typical consumer performance. The larger capacity variants of this drive are both faster and offer better value for money[Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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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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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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  • 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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