Average Bench: 56.8% (227th of 1015)

more Based on 257,835 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, WD1002FAEX-00Y9A, 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 43.2% 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 0.85MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.02MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 1TB (2010) is 41.1%. 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 79.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 93.9MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 257,835 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.4 Read 104 140
48.5 Write 93.9 124
43.6 Mixed 79.8 110
50.2 SusWrite 93.9 128
68.7% 92.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.02 1.4
0.9 4K Write 2.1 2.7
0.6 4K Mixed 0.85 1
176% 1.33 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
766GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 117 116 116 116 115 MB/s
Read 120
Write 113
Mixed 88.2
SusWrite 116
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.53 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 91 96 96 95 95 MB/s
Read 115
Write 89
Mixed 81.1
SusWrite 93.5
70% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.4 MB/s
424GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 85 83 82 81 82 MB/s
Read 96.5
Write 88.8
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 82.7
62% 84.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.3 MB/s
56GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 76 78 77 86 86 MB/s
Read 96.1
Write 90.2
Mixed 74
SusWrite 79.5
63% 84.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
265GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 73 72 71 71 72 MB/s
Read 64.9
Write 60.3
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 71.7
49% 65.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.13 MB/s
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 Comments

WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts ...

Added 10 years ago.

Terrible

4 years ago.

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


Very poor

10 years ago.

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Good

5 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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