WDWD2003FZEX
SeagateST3000DM008

Release date: Q4 2013.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 49,660 user samples
31,064 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 124GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1010
18,596 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 1.5TB free
Poor: 61% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
86.6 % 97.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
153 MB/s 170 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
155 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+11%
140 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s Much faster random read.
+33%
0.69 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.03 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+87%
1.62 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
85.6 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
77.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.99 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+30%
0.76 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
148 MB/s 169 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+14%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
192 MB/s 205 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
203 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+12%
182 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+38%
0.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+84%
1.9 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
105 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+20%
87.8 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
197 MB/s 205 MB/s +4%
Market Share
Based on 11,836,032 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.6 % Higher market share.
+15%
0.52 %
Value
Value For Money
41.4 % 105 % Hugely better value.
+153%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 82 % More popular.
+15%
Price
Price (score)
$120 $80 Much cheaper.
+33%
Age
Newest
60 Months 25 Months Much more recent.
+58%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 3TB
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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 new 3TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST3000DM008) replaces its hugely successful predecessor, the 3TB Barracuda 7200.14 2011 (ST3000DM001). Comparing performance between the two models shows that the newer drive has 12% faster sequential speeds, comparable 4K speeds, improved mixed sequential speed and reduced mixed 4K speed. Overall, the effective speed is 12% faster on the 2016 model. Since there is normally little price difference between the two models the 2016 version is the clear winner especially for use as a backup drive with its impressive sequential read and write speeds of nearly 200 MBps. See the current value leaders here[Feb '17 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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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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