WDWD2003FZEX
Toshiba

Release date: Q4 2013.

Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 122,845 user samples
33,567 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 885GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 10GB free
Poor: 57% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1010
89,278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 51% 2TB free (System drive)
Poor: 51% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
85.8 % +0% 85.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
152 MB/s 152 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
154 MB/s +1% 153 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s 1.02 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+11%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.01 MB/s Much faster random write.
+48%
2.03 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
86.2 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+180%
30.8 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.99 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+71%
0.58 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
146 MB/s 147 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
192 MB/s 193 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
204 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
193 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+52%
2.3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
106 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+113%
49.7 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
0.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
196 MB/s +2% 192 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,416,434 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.32 % 1.25 % Hugely higher market share.
+291%
Value
Value For Money
41 % 83.5 % Hugely better value.
+104%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % More popular.
+20%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$120 $59 Much cheaper.
+51%
Age
Newest
61 Months Slightly more recent.
+13%
70 Months
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 2TB
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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 2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200 is a 3.5" desktop hard drive. This model sports a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM and is reasonably power efficient for a 2TB desktop drive consuming just 6.4 Watts when loaded and 5.2 Watts when idle. The DT01ACA200 has impressive performance with peak sequential read/write speeds of 193/182 MB/s and peak 4k read/write speeds of 1.16/2.28 MBps. These raw figures produce an effective speed of 141 MBps which ranks the 2TB DT01ACA200 amongst the top handful of 2TB hard drives. Not only is the 2TB DT01ACA200 a great performer but it is also priced aggressively and therefore represents superb value for money for a 2TB capacity drive. Comparing the 2TB and 3TB versions shows that performance is very similar but the 3TB offers 50% more capacity for just 25% more cash which makes the difference between good and great value for money. [Nov '14 HDrivePro]

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