Average Bench: 61.8% (181st of 1015)

Based on 3 user benchmarks.  Model: WDC-WD10EALX-002BAO
Poor: 56%Average: 61.8% Great: 71%

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Above average average bench

The WDC-WD10EALX-002BAO 1TB averaged 38.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.83MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.07MB/s

Unknown consistency

There are too few samples to reasonably determine how consistently this HDD perfroms. This result should be interpreted with caution.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 71.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 86.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3 samples)
Min Avg Max
94 Read 110 130
61.2 Write 86.3 111
63.9 Mixed 71.2 75.8
99 SusWrite 105 116
68.7% 93.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
1 4K Read 1.07 1.2
1.8 4K Write 1.9 2
0.8 4K Mixed 0.83 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 115 117 117 117 117 MB/s
Read 130
Write 111
Mixed 75.8
SusWrite 116
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.3 MB/s
527GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 99 99 101 101 101 MB/s
Read 107
Write 86.3
Mixed 74
SusWrite 99
68% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
166% 1.23 MB/s
527GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 100 98 100 101 101 MB/s
Read 94
Write 61.2
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 99.7
59% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
172% 1.27 MB/s

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,990,961 HDDs tested.

Typical WDC-WD10EALX-002BAO 1TB Builds (Compare 1,240 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 48%

System: Acer Aspire TC-885

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $200

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