WDWD2003FZEX
SeagateST1000DM010
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,264,642 user samples
144,544 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 683GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1015
1,120,098 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 914GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 513GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
88.5 % 92.3 % +4%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
153 MB/s 164 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
161 MB/s Faster write speed.
+12%
144 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.95 MB/s Faster random read.
+16%
0.82 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.04 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+101%
1.51 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
86.7 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+12%
77.2 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.95 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+34%
0.71 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
155 MB/s 158 MB/s +2%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
194 MB/s 199 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
207 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+10%
189 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+10%
1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+106%
1.7 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
105 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
85.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
199 MB/s 199 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 53,306,367 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.75 % 7.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+844%
Value
Value For Money
73.5 % Much better value.
+55%
47.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 68 % More popular.
+19%
Price
Price (score)
$48 $39 Cheaper.
+19%
Age
Newest
126 Months 91 Months More recent.
+28%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 1TB
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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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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2024 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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