Average Bench: 65.3% (162nd of 1010)

more Based on 16,443 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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 34.6% 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 2.49MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 40.7%. 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 91MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 108MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,443 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.2 Read 119 158
64.5 Write 111 142
49.9 Mixed 91 119
67.2 SusWrite 108 142
79.2% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.09 1.4
1.7 4K Write 2.49 3.4
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%
2TB free
Firmware: 1D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 141 140 141 142 140 MB/s
Read 152
Write 142
Mixed 121
SusWrite 141
103% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
219% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 136 135 134 136 137 MB/s
Read 137
Write 120
Mixed 95.5
SusWrite 135
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.73 MB/s
447GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 128 129 131 130 MB/s
Read 134
Write 122
Mixed 107
SusWrite 129
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.53 MB/s
913GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 92 98 98 98 95 MB/s
Read 109
Write 102
Mixed 72
SusWrite 94
69% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Dec '10
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Typical Black 2TB (2010) Builds (Compare 2,882 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $2,044

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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

2 years ago.

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


Below average

6 years ago.

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