WDWD2003FZEX
WDWD1002FAEX

Release date: Q4 2013.

Release date: Q1 2010.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 263,848 user samples
84,988 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 2TB free
Poor: 58% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1015
178,860 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 36% 886GB free
Poor: 36% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 225th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
88 % Much faster effective speed.
+54%
57.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
156 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+50%
104 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
160 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+68%
95.4 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s 1.01 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+10%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.99 MB/s Much faster random write.
+39%
2.15 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
86.2 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+9%
79.3 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.98 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+11%
0.88 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
150 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+58%
94.8 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
195 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+38%
141 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
208 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+62%
128 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 Faster peak random write.
+30%
2.7 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
107 MB/s 112 MB/s +5%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+10%
1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
199 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+57%
127 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 29,673,515 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.49 % 0.62 % Higher market share.
+27%
Value
Value For Money
30.9 % Much better value.
+60%
19.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % More popular.
+24%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$114 $59 Much cheaper.
+48%
Age
Newest
82 Months Much more recent.
+35%
126 Months
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 WD Black (2010) is not a great performer, at least not in today's market. With peak sequential read/writes of 162/129 MB/s the Black lags particularly at writing. In terms of small file random 4K performance things are a little better with peak read/writes of 1.21/2.7 MB/s but these figures still lag the current group leaders and place the 2010 version of the WD Black well below average. A direct comparison to the 2012 WD Blue shows that the newer Blue not only outperforms on nearly every single benchmark but also costs less. [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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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