Average Bench: 66% (161st of 1015)

more Based on 18,230 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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 34.0% 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 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.11MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 42%. 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 92.1MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,230 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.2 Read 119 157
71.2 Write 111 139
48 Mixed 92.1 119
70.5 SusWrite 110 142
79.9% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.11 1.4
1.79 4K Write 2.51 3.3
0.8 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
199% 1.53 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 90 90 90 90 MB/s
Read 116
Write 102
Mixed 99.5
SusWrite 89.5
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
687GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 36 37 38 38 38 MB/s
Read 111
Write 34.5
Mixed 42.4
SusWrite 37.2
42% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.83 MB/s
433GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 26 27 33 35 32 MB/s
Read 17.5
Write 19.8
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 29.6
16% 21.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
38% 0.3 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Dec '10
EbayUS $10030 mins
AmazonUS $1055 days
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Workstation 72%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,999

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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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