Average Bench: 76.7% (97th of 1015)

Based on 487 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD20EFAX-68FB5N0, WDC WD20 EFAX-68FB5N0, WDC WD20EFAX-68F, WDC WD20EFAX-68B2RN1

Good average bench

The WD WD20EFAX-68FB5N0 2TB averaged 23.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD WD20EFAX-68FB5N0 2TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 6.49MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.65MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD WD20EFAX-68FB5N0 2TB is 77.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the WD WD20EFAX-68FB5N0 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 76.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 124MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 487 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.5 Read 141 218
44.9 Write 135 187
25.9 Mixed 76.1 105
44.5 SusWrite 124 180
87.4% 119 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.31 4K Read 1.45 2.97
0.91 4K Write 6.49 8
0.2 4K Mixed 0.65 0.8
253% 2.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 160 138 163 166 165 MB/s
Read 189
Write 154
Mixed 79.9
SusWrite 159
106% 146 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 6.4
4K Mixed 0.7
296% 3.17 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 174 178 176 179 174 MB/s
Read 123
Write 132
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 176
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 8
4K Mixed 0.7
284% 3.37 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 41 50 41 40 MB/s
Read 40.8
Write 47.8
Mixed 22.7
SusWrite 42.2
28% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.2
112% 1.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,354,218 HDDs tested.

Typical WD20EFAX-68FB5N0 2TB Builds (Compare 3,177 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 115%
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 108%

Motherboard: Asrock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,000

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15 months ago.

Great for a HDD in terms of read and write speeds, not that expensive either, a slower-than-average 5400rpm disk speed (with the average being around 7200rpm), but with a much higher than average (up to) 256mb/s as opposed to the norm (up to) 64mb/s for HDD's, this is great choice for speed without paying too much for a good SSD.

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