WDWD1003FZEX
ToshibaHDWD130(X|E)ZSTA HDWD130UZSVA

Release date: Q4 2013.

Release date: Q4 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 86,127 user samples
73,682 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 521GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 647GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 73rd / 1010
12,445 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 3TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 299GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
82.1 % 91.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s 162 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
139 MB/s 160 MB/s Faster write speed.
+15%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.24 MB/s Faster random read.
+17%
1.06 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.5 MB/s Faster random write.
+20%
2.08 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
86.9 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+185%
30.5 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+80%
0.61 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
134 MB/s 157 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+17%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
198 MB/s +2% 194 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
175 MB/s 196 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+12%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.5 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
1.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+25%
2.4 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
111 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+118%
50.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+50%
0.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
179 MB/s 193 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 12,416,434 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.8 % Hugely higher market share.
+344%
0.18 %
Value
Value For Money
43.8 % 92.7 % Hugely better value.
+112%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % Slightly more popular.
+14%
65 %
Price
Price (score)
$54 Much cheaper.
+37%
$85
Age
Newest
61 Months 37 Months Much more recent.
+39%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 3TB
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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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