Average Bench: 65.7% (164th of 1015)

more Based on 23,117 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2002FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD2002FAEX-007BAO, WD2002FA EX-O1U1B1, WDC WD2002FAEX-0, WDC WD20 02FAEX-00MJR, WDC WD20 02FAEX-007BA, WDC WD2002FAEX-00MJRA0, WD2002FA EX-01U1B1, WD2002FAEX-O1U1B1, WDC WD2002FAEX-007B, WD2002FAEX-01U1B1, WD2002FA EX-007BA0, WD2002FAEX-01U1B, WD2002FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD20 02FAEX-00MJRA0, WD2002FAEX-01U1B1A, WD2002FAEX-007B, WDC WD2002FAEX-007BA, WDC WD20 02FAEX-007BA0, WDC WD2002FAEX-00MJR

The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013). Comparing the FAEX and FZEX models shows that the newer FZEX model is around 11% faster on average. The main performance improvements are in the area of sequential writes where the newer FZEX is 30% faster (148 vs 114 MB/s). As a new purchase, the FAEX would have to come at a significant discount to the newer FZEX in order to make it worth considering. The FAEX has a reasonably well-rounded performance profile with above average 4K speeds but it's overpriced and lags the group leaders in terms of value for money. [Nov '12 HDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The WD Black 2TB (2010) averaged 34.3% 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 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.48MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 41.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 92.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,117 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.1 Read 120 157
66.1 Write 111 142
54.6 Mixed 92.3 118
69.5 SusWrite 109 141
79.8% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.09 1.4
1.72 4K Write 2.48 3.2
0.7 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
197% 1.51 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 127 131 130 132 132 MB/s
Read 137
Write 121
Mixed 77
SusWrite 130
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
215% 1.67 MB/s
749GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 94 97 97 96 97 MB/s
Read 106
Write 97
Mixed 89.3
SusWrite 96.3
72% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.53 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 71 71 71 71 MB/s
Read 76.7
Write 76.7
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 70.4
52% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.6 MB/s
109GB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 37 38 38 39 36 MB/s
Read 15.2
Write 37.7
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 38.6
22% 29.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.2
44% 0.37 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Dec '10
AmazonUS $853 days
EbayUS $10026 mins
OutletPCUS $1142 hrs
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Typical Black 2TB (2010) Builds (Compare 4,187 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,992

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 Comments

Maximum performance for power computing...

Specs

  • Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal)
  • Capacity 2 TB
  • Read/Write 10.70 Watts
  • Idle 8.20 Watts
  • Standby 1.30 Watts
  • Sleep 1.30 Watts
Added 6 years ago.

Poor

3 years ago.

1 of 2 HDDs died in 2 years, working on a small office file server.


Below average

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