WDWD10EALS
SeagateST1000DM010

Release date: Q1 2010.

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Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 287,020 user samples
6,420 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 126GB free
Poor: 30% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 243rd / 1015
280,600 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 930GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 232GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
55.7 % 94.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+70%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
102 MB/s 169 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+66%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
95.7 MB/s 148 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+55%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.04 MB/s Faster random read.
+28%
0.81 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.98 MB/s Faster random write.
+29%
1.53 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
72.3 MB/s 76.5 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.86 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+15%
0.75 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
92.1 MB/s 161 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+75%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
138 MB/s 203 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+47%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
127 MB/s 194 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+53%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+40%
1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.5 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+39%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
97.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+13%
85.8 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
0.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
130 MB/s 201 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+55%
Market Share
Based on 19,797,013 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 4.18 % Insanely higher market share.
+13,833%
Value
Value For Money
5.72 % 45.7 % Hugely better value.
+698%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 109 % Hugely more popular.
+102%
Price
Price (score)
$195 $42 Much cheaper.
+79%
Age
Newest
115 Months 36 Months Much more recent.
+69%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 1TB
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This version (WD10EALS) of Western Digital's mid-range blue series drive is nearly four years old and as such not a good choice as a new purchase. This drive operates at 7200 RPM and has two 500GB platters which allow it to sustain reasonable sequential transfer rates of up to 180 MB/s read and 140 MB/s write. Average transfer rates are below this by nearly 50% and this version of the blue exhibits particularly weak throughputs of just 50 MB/s when faced with mixed IO (simultaneous reading and writing). Overall as a new purchase the newer single platter 1TB Blue 2012 Blue (WD10EZEX) is a far better choice and offers nearly 20% better average performance. [Dec '13 HDrivePro]

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The 1TB Seagate Barracuda 2016 (ST1000DM010) has an impressive performance profile. With Sequential read/writes averaging 173 and 159 MBps respectively, the Barracuda can make short work of even moderately large backups. The small file (4K) performance profile is less impressive but still adequate with average read/writes coming in at 0.87 and 1.53 MBps respectively. For use as OS drives, rotational disks are quickly loosing market share to SSDs which offer orders of magnitude faster 4k read/write speeds. On the other hand cheap TLC based SSDs often have slower sustained write speeds than their rotational counterparts. Reasonably good overall performance can be achieved by using a TLC SSD to host the OS and a larger rotational drive such as the Barracuda for backups and media files. Larger capacity variants of this drive offer both better performance and better value for money. [Feb '17 HDrivePro]

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