WDWD2003FZEX
SeagateST1000DX002

Release date: Q4 2013.

Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 79,804 user samples
56,461 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 59% 808GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1015
23,343 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 931GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 70GB free (System drive)
Poor: 47% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
87 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
82.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
154 MB/s Faster read speed.
+18%
130 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
157 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+8%
145 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
+30%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.01 MB/s 4.84 MB/s Much faster random write.
+61%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
85.4 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+158%
33.1 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.98 MB/s 1.95 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+99%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
149 MB/s 157 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+5%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
193 MB/s +1% 191 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
204 MB/s +3% 198 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+27%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s 5.4 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+54%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
106 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+43%
73.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s 2.3 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+109%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
197 MB/s 206 MB/s +5%
Market Share
Based on 18,483,050 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.62 % Hugely higher market share.
+148%
0.25 %
Value
Value For Money
49.9 % Better value.
+26%
39.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % Slightly more popular.
+15%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$100 $60 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
69 Months 34 Months Much more recent.
+51%
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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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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Group Test Results

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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