Toshiba
WDWD1003FZEX

Release date: Q1 2013.

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Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 154,186 user samples
43,123 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 53% 551GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 1015
111,063 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 444GB free
Poor: 56% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.2 % +3% 83.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
151 MB/s 154 MB/s +2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
149 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
140 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.03 MB/s 1.22 MB/s Faster random read.
+18%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.02 MB/s 2.51 MB/s Faster random write.
+24%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
30.1 MB/s 88.3 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+193%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.6 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+83%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
147 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+9%
135 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
191 MB/s 202 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
191 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
175 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s 1.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.3 MB/s 3 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+30%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
49.3 MB/s 112 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+127%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.8 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+50%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
189 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
179 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,195,128 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % 0.98 % Hugely higher market share.
+180%
Value
Value For Money
50.4 % Hugely better value.
+97%
25.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 75 % More popular.
+19%
Price
Price (score)
$101 $65 Much cheaper.
+36%
Age
Newest
79 Months 70 Months Slightly more recent.
+11%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 1TB
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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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