WDWD2003FZEX
ToshibaHDWD120(X|E)ZSTA HDWD120UZSVA

Release date: Q4 2013.

Release date: Q4 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 43,791 user samples
31,064 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 61% 124GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1010
12,727 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 57% 1TB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 1010
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
86.6 % 90.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
153 MB/s 159 MB/s +4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
155 MB/s 162 MB/s +5%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s 1.04 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+13%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.03 MB/s Much faster random write.
+46%
2.08 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
85.6 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+186%
29.9 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.99 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+68%
0.59 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
148 MB/s 157 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
192 MB/s 195 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
203 MB/s +4% 196 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.
+46%
2.4 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
105 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+115%
48.8 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
197 MB/s +2% 193 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 11,835,526 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.61 % Hugely higher market share.
+91%
0.32 %
Value
Value For Money
41.4 % 82.8 % Hugely better value.
+100%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$120 $63 Much cheaper.
+48%
Age
Newest
60 Months 36 Months Much more recent.
+40%
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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