WDWD10EZEX
SeagateST8000VN0022
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,105,958 user samples
3,105,054 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 916GB free
Worst Bench: 52% 59GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1015
904 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 5.5TB free
Worst Bench: 31% 43GB free
Poor: 31% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 104th / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
83.4 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
75.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
155 MB/s Faster read speed.
+24%
125 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
140 MB/s Faster write speed.
+12%
125 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.19 MB/s 5.14 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+332%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.47 MB/s 3.18 MB/s Faster random write.
+29%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
89.3 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+23%
72.4 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.07 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+20%
0.89 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
135 MB/s 136 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
202 MB/s 221 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
177 MB/s 205 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+16%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.5 MB/s 8 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+433%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3 MB/s 5.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+90%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
113 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+10%
103 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.2 MB/s 1.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
185 MB/s 207 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 53,564,954 HDDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
14.2 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
Value
Value For Money
74.2 % 75.3 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % More popular.
+28%
50 %
Price
Price (score)
$22 Hugely cheaper.
+86%
$160
Age
Newest
145 Months 90+ Months Much more recent.
+38%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 8TB
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This is the latest version of Western Digital's mid-range Blue drive. At only one year of age this drive is relatively new and the performance figures reflect this. With maximum sequential speeds of 180 MB/s (both read and write) the Blue is amongst the faster drives currently available and in terms of real world performance it beats its predecessor the 2010 Blue (WD10EALS) by around 18%. The 2012 Blue has a single 1TB platter which combined with its 7200 rotation speed allows for above average performance across the board. In terms of value for money a larger capacity drive will nearly always be a better choice but within the 1TB category as a system drive, the 2012 Blue is a very reasonable, if not the best, option. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

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