Toshiba
WDWD2003FZEX

Release date: Q1 2013.

Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 169,932 user samples
120,256 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 54% 570GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 1015
49,676 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 1.5TB free
Poor: 57% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.1 % 87.8 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
151 MB/s 154 MB/s +2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
151 MB/s 160 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.99 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
0.93 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.01 MB/s 3.03 MB/s Much faster random write.
+51%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
31.5 MB/s 85.8 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+172%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.58 MB/s 0.98 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+69%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
145 MB/s 151 MB/s +4%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
192 MB/s 195 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
192 MB/s 207 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
1.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.4 MB/s 3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+46%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
49.8 MB/s 105 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+111%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
191 MB/s 199 MB/s +4%
Market Share
Based on 17,627,283 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+182%
0.51 %
Value
Value For Money
69.8 % Much better value.
+52%
45.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 71 % More popular.
+18%
Price
Price (score)
$70 Much cheaper.
+36%
$110
Age
Newest
77 Months 68 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 2TB
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The 2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200 is a 3.5" desktop hard drive. This model sports a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and is reasonably power efficient for a 2TB desktop drive consuming just 6.4 Watts when loaded and 5.2 Watts when idle. The DT01ACA200 has impressive performance with peak sequential read/write speeds of 193/182 MB/s and peak 4k read/write speeds of 1.16/2.28 MBps. These raw figures produce an effective speed of 141 MBps which ranks the 2TB DT01ACA200 amongst the top handful of 2TB hard drives. Not only is the 2TB DT01ACA200 a great performer but it is also priced aggressively and therefore represents superb value for money for a 2TB capacity drive. Comparing the 2TB and 3TB versions shows that performance is very similar but the 3TB offers 50% more capacity for just 25% more cash which makes the difference between good and great 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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