WDWD2003FZEX
WDWD4003FZEX

Release date: Q4 2013.

Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 66,494 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
10,033 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 5TB free
Worst Bench: 54% 89GB free
Poor: 54% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 89th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
87 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
78.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
154 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
142 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
157 MB/s Faster write speed.
+18%
133 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.92 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+7%
0.86 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.01 MB/s +2% 2.95 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
85.4 MB/s 85.4 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.98 MB/s 1 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
149 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+13%
132 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
193 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
179 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
204 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+25%
163 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3.5 MB/s 3.5 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
106 MB/s 109 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
197 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+19%
166 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 18,460,847 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.62 % Hugely higher market share.
+675%
0.08 %
Value
Value For Money
49.9 % Slightly better value.
+11%
44.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % Much more popular.
+39%
51 %
Price
Price (score)
$100 Much cheaper.
+50%
$202
Age
Newest
69 Months 66+ Months +4%
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 4TB
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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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