Real World Speed
Performance profile from 44,933 user samples
44,933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 46% 2TB free
Poor: 46% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 147th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
67.2 % 88.2 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
123 MB/s 156 MB/s Faster read speed.
+27%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
112 MB/s 144 MB/s Faster write speed.
+29%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.28 MB/s Faster random read.
+17%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.5 MB/s Faster random write.
+17%
2.14 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
95.1 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
82 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.94 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+8%
0.87 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
111 MB/s 151 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+36%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
157 MB/s 200 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+27%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
139 MB/s 188 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+35%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s 1.71 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+22%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.22 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+29%
2.49 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
121 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+23%
98.4 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
1.01 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
140 MB/s 196 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+40%
Market Share
Based on 40,685,915 HDDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 59.3 % More popular.
+16%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 2.87 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,107%
Price
Price (score)
$95 88.1 USD Slightly cheaper.
+8%
Value
Value For Money
28.2 % 49.7 % Much better value.
+76%
Age
Newest
129 Months 81.6 Months Much more recent.
+58%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB   —
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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013). Comparing the FAEX and FZEX models shows that the newer FZEX model is around 11% faster on average. The main performance improvements are in the area of sequential writes where the newer FZEX is 30% faster (148 vs 114 MB/s). As a new purchase, the FAEX would have to come at a significant discount to the newer FZEX in order to make it worth considering. The FAEX has a reasonably well-rounded performance profile with above average 4K speeds but it's overpriced and lags the group leaders in terms of value for money. [Nov '12 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2021 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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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