WDWD1002FAEX
WDWD2003FZEX

Release date: Q1 2010.

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Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 187,979 user samples
130,432 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 190GB free
Worst Bench: 36% 407GB free (System drive)
Poor: 36% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 232nd / 1015
57,547 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 284GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
56.5 % 87.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+55%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
104 MB/s 156 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+50%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
96.1 MB/s 158 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+64%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.01 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+7%
0.94 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.12 MB/s 3.04 MB/s Much faster random write.
+43%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
81.1 MB/s 86.6 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.88 MB/s 0.99 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+13%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
92.6 MB/s 149 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+61%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
143 MB/s 193 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+35%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
127 MB/s 206 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+62%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+27%
1.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.7 MB/s 3.5 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+30%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
112 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
105 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+10%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
128 MB/s 199 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+55%
Market Share
Based on 19,214,561 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.78 % Much higher market share.
+44%
0.54 %
Value
Value For Money
16.1 % 35 % Hugely better value.
+117%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 71 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$70 Cheaper.
+30%
$100
Age
Newest
114 Months 70 Months Much more recent.
+39%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 2TB
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The WD Black (2010) is not a great performer, at least not in today's market. With peak sequential read/writes of 162/129 MB/s the Black lags particularly at writing. In terms of small file random 4K performance things are a little better with peak read/writes of 1.21/2.7 MB/s but these figures still lag the current group leaders and place the 2010 version of the WD Black well below average. A direct comparison to the 2012 WD Blue shows that the newer Blue not only outperforms on nearly every single benchmark but also costs less. [Jan '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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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2019 HDD Rankings.

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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Group Test Results

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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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