WDWD10EALX
SeagateST1000DM010

Release date: Q4 2010.

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Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 389,988 user samples
32,611 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 34% 746GB free (System drive)
Poor: 34% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 235th / 1015
357,377 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 162GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 678GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
56.1 % 94 % Much faster effective speed.
+68%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
102 MB/s 168 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+65%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
97.3 MB/s 147 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+51%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.79 MB/s 0.82 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.98 MB/s Much faster random write.
+31%
1.51 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
70.4 MB/s 76.4 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.85 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+13%
0.75 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
92.9 MB/s 160 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+72%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
133 MB/s 204 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+53%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
126 MB/s 193 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+53%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+30%
1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.4 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+33%
1.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
96 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+11%
86.3 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
126 MB/s 201 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+60%
Market Share
Based on 22,990,961 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % 4.53 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,165%
Value
Value For Money
22.9 % 50.9 % Hugely better value.
+122%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 111 % Hugely more popular.
+109%
Price
Price (score)
$49 $37 Cheaper.
+24%
Age
Newest
111 Months 40 Months Much more recent.
+64%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 1TB
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The WD Blue EALX (2010) is sold as an all round desktop drive. This model is nearly four years old now and can't compete against the newer competition. WD superseded this drive in 2012 with the EZEX. Comparing the EALX and EZEX reveals that the newer EZEX drive is approximately 30% faster yet both drives still retail for almost the same price. With average sequential read/write speeds of 109/97 MB/s the EALX lags the group leaders by 40%. Average small file 4K performance clocks in at 0.67/1.85 MB/s which is again around 40% slower than the top ten group leaders. With an effective speed of just 102 MB/s the 2010 WD Blue lags its peers by 34%. There are both cheaper and faster alternatives available elsewhere. [Mar '14 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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