WDWD1003FZEX
WDWD2003FZEX

Release date: Q4 2013.

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Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 166,909 user samples
111,063 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 444GB free
Poor: 56% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 1015
55,846 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 62% 6GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
83.1 % 87.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
154 MB/s 155 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
140 MB/s 158 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+13%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.22 MB/s Faster random read.
+30%
0.94 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.51 MB/s 3 MB/s Faster random write.
+20%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
88.3 MB/s +2% 86.6 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+11%
0.99 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
135 MB/s 149 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+10%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s +5% 193 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
175 MB/s 206 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+18%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+36%
1.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3 MB/s 3.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+13%
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
1.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
1.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
179 MB/s 198 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 19,122,594 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.01 % Much higher market share.
+77%
0.57 %
Value
Value For Money
22.8 % 36.1 % Much better value.
+58%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
71 %
Price
Price (score)
$73 Cheaper.
+25%
$97
Age
Newest
70 Months 70 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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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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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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