WDWD1002FAEX
WDWD10EZEX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,327,628 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
1,197,196 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 921GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 725GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
56.5 % 83.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+48%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
104 MB/s 157 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+51%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
96.1 MB/s 143 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+49%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.01 MB/s 1.18 MB/s Faster random read.
+17%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.12 MB/s 2.44 MB/s Faster random write.
+15%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
81.1 MB/s 87.9 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.88 MB/s 1.08 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+23%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
92.6 MB/s 134 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+45%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
143 MB/s 202 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+41%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
127 MB/s 178 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+40%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s 1.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.7 MB/s 3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+11%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
112 MB/s 113 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+20%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
128 MB/s 181 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+41%
Market Share
Based on 19,213,464 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.78 % 11.1 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,321%
Value
Value For Money
16.1 % 39.9 % Hugely better value.
+147%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 85 % Much more popular.
+49%
Price
Price (score)
$70 $42 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
114 Months 86 Months More recent.
+25%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 1TB
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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 latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allow for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [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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  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • 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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Intel Core i5-9400F $140AMD RX 580 $169Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198AMD RX 5700 XT $400Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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