WDWD1003FZEX
SeagateST2000DX001 STCL2000400
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 135,779 user samples
98,729 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 563GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 671GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 1015
37,050 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 52% 644GB free (System drive)
Poor: 52% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
84.8 % +2% 83.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
156 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+15%
136 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
142 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+5%
135 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.24 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+5%
1.18 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.52 MB/s 4.91 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+95%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
89 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+109%
42.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.11 MB/s 2 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+80%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
139 MB/s 154 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+11%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
204 MB/s +4% 196 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
179 MB/s 191 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+7%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.5 MB/s 1.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3 MB/s 5.4 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+80%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
112 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+48%
75.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s 2.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+108%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
179 MB/s 201 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 16,382,626 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.86 % Hugely higher market share.
+207%
0.28 %
Value
Value For Money
33.3 % 53.2 % Much better value.
+60%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % More popular.
+16%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$73 Cheaper.
+19%
$90
Age
Newest
66 Months +3% 68 Months
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 2TB
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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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The Seagate Desktop SSHD is a Solid State Hard Drive (SSHD). The 8GBs of MLC NAND flash built into this model help facilitate better performance than a purely mechanical drive. Peak sequential read/write speeds are above average at 190 MB/s. The 2TB SSHD has consistently demonstrated class leading 4k random write speeds in the region of 5.0 MB/s. 4K read speeds are in the region of 0.7-0.9 MB/s which is well above average, but not record breaking. Overall the performance increases attributable to the NAND flash are very noticeable in the area of small file 4K performance where the SSHD dominates the competition. In terms of sequential speeds, the Seagate also offers better average sequential performance than most mechanical 2TB hard drives. From a value for money perspective, the 2TB SSHD is well above average, it has a brilliant 4k performance profile, strong sequential speeds and only a slightly above average price. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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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