Toshiba
WDWD2003FZEX

Release date: Q1 2013.

Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 153,234 user samples
109,531 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 1.5TB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1010
43,703 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 699GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 320GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
86.8 % 87.1 % +0%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
154 MB/s 155 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
153 MB/s 156 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.02 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+10%
0.93 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.04 MB/s 3.03 MB/s Much faster random write.
+49%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
31.6 MB/s 85.8 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+172%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.59 MB/s 0.99 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+68%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
149 MB/s 149 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
193 MB/s +1% 192 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
192 MB/s 204 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
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
50.4 MB/s 104 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+106%
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
192 MB/s 197 MB/s +3%
Market Share
Based on 15,860,897 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.24 % Hugely higher market share.
+153%
0.49 %
Value
Value For Money
71.2 % Much better value.
+49%
47.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 71 % More popular.
+16%
Price
Price (score)
$70 Much cheaper.
+33%
$105
Age
Newest
74 Months 65 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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