WDWD1003FZEX
SeagateST2000DX001 STCL2000400
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 101,335 user samples
73,419 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 916GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 688GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1010
27,916 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 51% 444GB free (System drive)
Poor: 51% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 63rd / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
82.4 % 83.2 % +1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
153 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+14%
134 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
139 MB/s 139 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.21 MB/s +3% 1.18 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.44 MB/s 4.89 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+100%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
87 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+117%
40 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.09 MB/s 1.96 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+80%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
134 MB/s 155 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+16%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
200 MB/s +4% 192 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
174 MB/s 195 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+12%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.5 MB/s 1.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.9 MB/s 5.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+86%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
111 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+58%
70.1 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
178 MB/s 201 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+13%
Market Share
Based on 11,818,841 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.16 % Hugely higher market share.
+262%
0.32 %
Value
Value For Money
32.4 % 53.1 % Much better value.
+64%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % More popular.
+16%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$73 Cheaper.
+19%
$90
Age
Newest
60 Months +3% 62 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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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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