Real World Speed
Performance profile from 125,372 user samples
925 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 4.5TB free
Worst Bench: 52% 20GB free
Poor: 52% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 99th / 1015
124,447 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 1.5TB free
Worst Bench: 58% 1.5TB free
Poor: 58% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1015
Effective Speed
Effective HDD Speed
76.7 % 86.9 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
138 MB/s 152 MB/s Faster read speed.
+10%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
125 MB/s 159 MB/s Faster write speed.
+27%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
0.87 MB/s 0.94 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
2.47 MB/s 3.02 MB/s Faster random write.
+22%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
82 MB/s 86.9 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.95 MB/s 0.96 MB/s +1%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
129 MB/s 150 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+16%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
178 MB/s 192 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
162 MB/s 204 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+26%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
1.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
1.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
3 MB/s 3.4 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+13%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
106 MB/s +1% 105 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1.1 MB/s 1.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
165 MB/s 198 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+20%
Market Share
Based on 40,614,130 HDDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.48 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,700%
Value
Value For Money
33.3 % 36.6 % Slightly better value.
+10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 57 % More popular.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$230 $95 Much cheaper.
+59%
Age
Newest
87 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
95 Months
Capacity
Capacity
5TB 2TB
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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) September 2021 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

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • 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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Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

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  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
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Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
Intel Core i7-11700K $346Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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