WDWD10EALX
WDWD2003FZEX

Release date: Q4 2010.

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Release date: Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 98,680 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
66,069 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 2TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 1.5TB free
Poor: 58% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
56.1 % 86.1 % Much faster effective speed.
+54%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
102 MB/s 152 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+49%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
97.3 MB/s 157 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+61%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.79 MB/s 0.93 MB/s Faster random read.
+18%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.98 MB/s 2.98 MB/s Much faster random write.
+51%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
70.4 MB/s 85.5 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+21%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.85 MB/s 0.98 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+15%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
92.9 MB/s 148 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+59%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
133 MB/s 194 MB/s Much faster peak read speed.
+46%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
126 MB/s 207 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+64%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+18%
1.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
2.4 MB/s 3.4 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+42%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
96 MB/s 105 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+9%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 1.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+10%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
126 MB/s 198 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+57%
Market Share
Based on 22,991,271 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % 0.49 % Hugely higher market share.
+145%
Value
Value For Money
22.9 % 33.3 % Much better value.
+45%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 71 % Much more popular.
+34%
Price
Price (score)
$49 Much cheaper.
+53%
$103
Age
Newest
111 Months 75 Months Much more recent.
+32%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 2TB
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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 WD superseded this drive in 2012 with the EZEX.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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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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Hard Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2020 HDD Rankings.

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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  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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