Average Bench: 65.8% (161st of 1015)

more Based on 28,904 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, WDC WD2002FAEX-00Z4SA0, 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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 34.2% 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 0.96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.54MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 40%. 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 91.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 110MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,904 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.7 Read 119 158
69.4 Write 111 141
54.3 Mixed 91.4 118
69.3 SusWrite 110 143
79.7% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.07 1.4
1.8 4K Write 2.54 3.4
0.7 4K Mixed 0.96 1.1
199% 1.52 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: 99 110 110 116 117 116 MB/s
Read 128
Write 122
Mixed 101
SusWrite 111
86% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.53 MB/s
405GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 92 94 94 94 93 MB/s
Read 125
Write 101
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 93.2
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.57 MB/s
5GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 94 95 102 94 93 MB/s
Read 80.2
Write 79.5
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 95
59% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
96% 0.73 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Dec '10
AmazonUS $8516 days
EbayUS $1009 mins
OutletPCUS $1405 days
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Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,999

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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 7 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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