Average Bench: 57.2% (225th of 1015)

more Based on 187,890 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0, WD1002FA EX-00Z3A0, WDC WD1001FALS-75J7B0, WDC WD1002FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD1001FALS-00Y6A, 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, 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-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]

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Average average bench

The WD Black 1TB (2010) averaged 42.8% 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 0.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.03MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1TB (2010) is 38.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 1TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 94MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 81.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 187,890 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.5 Read 105 139
62 Write 96.9 126
49 Mixed 81.4 113
47.9 SusWrite 94 128
69.8% 94.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.03 1.4
1.3 4K Write 2.15 2.7
0.6 4K Mixed 0.89 1
181% 1.36 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
184GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 109 110 110 110 110 MB/s
Read 126
Write 120
Mixed 109
SusWrite 109
86% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
315GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 108 111 111 111 111 MB/s
Read 111
Write 111
Mixed 105
SusWrite 110
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
482GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 133 132 135 134 135 MB/s
Read 79.8
Write 78.5
Mixed 85
SusWrite 133
70% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
161GB free
Firmware: 01.01V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 85 86 87 87 86 MB/s
Read 83.5
Write 82
Mixed 63
SusWrite 85.9
58% 78.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
172% 1.3 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 27,246,884 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $94 @ launch in Feb '10
AmazonUS $502 months
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Desktop 74%
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Workstation 48%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $848

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 Comments

WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts ...

Added 6 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 years ago.

Have 2 of these. They are showing their age.


Terrible

3 months ago.

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


Very poor

6 years ago.

Review  www.tweakpc.de/...

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Good

19 months 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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