Average Bench: 56.7% (227th of 1015)

more Based on 231,542 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0, WD1002FA EX-00Z3A0, WDC WD1001FALS-75J7B0, WDC WD1002FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD1001FALS-00Y6A, WDC WD10 01FALS-40Y6A, WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A, WDC WD10 02FAEX-00Y9A0, WD1002FAEX-00Y9, WDC WD10 01FALS-40K1B0, WDC WD1001FALS-41K1B, WDC WD10 01FALS-75J7B, WDC WD10 01FALS-00J7B, WDC WD1001FALS-32E3A0, WDC WD1001FALS-32J7B0, WD WD1002FAEX-007BA, WDC WD1001FALS-41Y6A, WDC WD1001FALS-00E8B, WDC WD1001FALS-55J7B, WDC WD10 01FALS-55J7B, WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0, WD1002FAEX-00Z3, WDC WD1001FALS-40K1B0, WDC WD1002FAEX-32MJR, WDC WD10 01FALS-42K1B0, WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A, WDC WD1001FALS-65J7B0, WD1002FA EX-00Y9A0, WDC WD1002FAEX-32MJRA0, WDC WD1001FALS-00Y6A0, WDC WD1001FALS-40U9B, WDC WD1001FALS-75J7B, WDC WD10 01FALS-41K1B, WDC WD1001FALS-00L3B2, WD1002FAEX-00Z3A, WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0, WDC WD1001FALS-00E8B0, WDC WD1001FALS-40Y6A, WDC WD10 02FAEX-00Y9A, WD1002FA EX-0023A0, WDC WD10 02FAEX-00Z3A, WDC WD10 01FALS-00E3A, WDC WD1001FALS-00K1B0, WDC WD10 01FALS-40U9B, WDC WD1001FALS-00E3A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-40Y6A0, WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1, WDC WD10 01FALS-41Y6A, WDC WD1002FAEX-0, WD1002FAEX-27Y2B0, WDC WD1001FALS-40U9B0, WDC WD10 02FAEX-007BA0, WD1002FAEX- 00Z3A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-75J7B0, WDC WD1001FALS-40Y6A1, WDC WD1001FALS-00U9B, WDC WD1001FALS-40Y6A0, WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B0, WDC WD10 02FAEX-0, WDC WD1002FAEX-01T8B0, WD1002FAEX-007B, WDC WD10 01FALS-41K1B0, WDC WD1001FALS-00E3A, WDC WD10 01FALS-19J7B0, WDC WD10 01FALS-00J7B0, WDC WD10 01FALS-00J7B1, WDC WD10 01FALS-00E8B0, WDC WD1001FALS-403AA, WDC WD1001FALS-19J7B, WDC WD10 01FALS-00E3A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-00U9B, WD WD1002FAEX-00Z3A, WD1002FAEX-18A6B0, WDC WD1002FAEX-007BA, WD1001FALS-00K1B0, WDC WD1001FALS-41J7B0, WDC WD10 01FALS-42K1B, WDC WD1002FAEX-00ZA30, WD1002FAEX-OOY9A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-55J7B0, WDC WD1001FALS-32E3A, WD WD1002FAEX-00Y9A, WD1001FALS-00J7B0, WDC WD1001FALS-41K1B0, WDC WD10 01FALS-0, WDC WD10 01FALS-403AA, WDC WD1002FAEX-, WDC WD1001FALS-40K1B, WDC WD1001FALS-42K1B0, WDC WD10 02FAEX-007BA, WDC WD10 02FAEX-00Z3A0, WD1001FALS-00E8, WDC WD10 01FALS-00Y6A, WDC WD10 01FALS-00Y6A0, WD1002FAEX-0023A0, WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9, WDC WD1001FALS-19J7B0, WDC WD1001FALS-4, WDC WD1001FALS-5, WDC WD1001FALS-41Y6A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-40K1B, WDC WD1001FALS-1, WDC WD10 01FALS-00U9B0, WD1001FALS-41K1B0, WDC WD10 01FALS-00E8B, WDC WD1001FALS-42J7B0, WDC WD1001FALS-55J7B0, WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0, WDC WD10 01FALS-41Y6A0, WDC WD1001FALS-00K1B, WDC WD1001FALS-08J7B0, WDC WD10 01FALS-41Y6A1, WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B, WDC WD1001FALS-42K1B, WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3

The WD Black (2010) is not a great performer, at least not in today's market. With peak sequential read/writes of 162/129 MB/s the Black lags particularly at writing. In terms of small file random 4K performance things are a little better with peak read/writes of 1.21/2.7 MB/s but these figures still lag the current group leaders and place the 2010 version of the WD Black well below average. A direct comparison to the 2012 WD Blue shows that the newer Blue not only outperforms on nearly every single benchmark but also costs less. [Jan '14 HDrivePro]

Average average bench

The WD Black 1TB (2010) averaged 43.3% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.87MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.01MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1TB (2010) is 38.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 80.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 231,542 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.5 Read 103 139
56.8 Write 94.5 123
46.2 Mixed 80.1 112
54.1 SusWrite 93.8 128
68.8% 93 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.01 1.4
1.1 4K Write 2.16 2.7
0.65 4K Mixed 0.87 1
179% 1.35 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
318GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 109 109 111 111 110 MB/s
Read 117
Write 113
Mixed 106
SusWrite 109
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.47 MB/s
191GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 93 93 93 94 94 MB/s
Read 112
Write 103
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 92.9
70% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.6 MB/s
552GB free
Firmware: 20.04F20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 90 91 91 90 89 MB/s
Read 94.3
Write 85.6
Mixed 64.1
SusWrite 89.8
62% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 64 66 67 67 47 MB/s
Read 82.1
Write 76.1
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 63
52% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.3 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $94 @ launch in Feb '10
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,080

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 Comments

WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts ...

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4 years ago.

Have 2 of these. They are showing their age.


Terrible

19 months ago.

Insanely slow. My Caviar Green runs faster than this thing.


Very poor

7 years ago.

Review  www.tweakpc.de/...

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Good

2 years ago.

For such an old drive it's solid. Don't pay more than $40 though, at that point spend a few more dollars for a better one. Myself I got it for free and it's loud, but I can't complain for not paying anything.


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