WDWD10EALS
SeagateST4000DM005

Release date: Q1 2010.

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Release date: Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,629 user samples
6,420 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 22GB free
Worst Bench: 30% 126GB free
Poor: 30% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 243rd / 1015
14,209 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 3.5TB free
Worst Bench: 55% 569GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
55.7 % 85.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+54%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
102 MB/s 149 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+46%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
95.7 MB/s 130 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+36%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.04 MB/s Much faster random read.
+58%
0.66 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.98 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
1.85 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
72.3 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+10%
65.9 MB/s
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 149 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+62%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
138 MB/s 188 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+36%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
127 MB/s 170 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+34%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.4 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+100%
0.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
2.3 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
97.3 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+23%
78.8 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 189 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+45%
Market Share
Based on 19,797,635 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.15 % Hugely higher market share.
+400%
Value
Value For Money
5.72 % 60.1 % Hugely better value.
+951%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 72 % Much more popular.
+33%
Price
Price (score)
$195 $114 Much cheaper.
+42%
Age
Newest
115 Months 36 Months Much more recent.
+69%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 4TB
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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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