WDWD5001FZWX
WDWD2003FZEX

Release date: Q2 2015.

Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 59,977 user samples
3,516 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 60% 4TB free
Poor: 60% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1015
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
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
89.5 % +3% 87 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
154 MB/s 154 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
191 MB/s Faster write speed.
+22%
157 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
4.23 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+360%
0.92 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
3.11 MB/s +3% 3.01 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
97.6 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+14%
85.4 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.02 MB/s +4% 0.98 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
156 MB/s +5% 149 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
198 MB/s +3% 193 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
237 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+16%
204 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
6.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+482%
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
122 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+15%
106 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
201 MB/s +2% 197 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 18,469,149 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.63 % Hugely higher market share.
+950%
Value
Value For Money
43.7 % 49.9 % Slightly better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 71 % Much more popular.
+37%
Price
Price (score)
$294 $100 Much cheaper.
+66%
Age
Newest
49 Months More recent.
+29%
69 Months
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 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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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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