Average Bench: 66.7% (154th of 1015)

more Based on 47,203 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-0DKD9DWO, 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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]

Above average average bench

The WD Black 2TB (2010) averaged 33.2% 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 0.93MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 38.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2TB (2010) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 110MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 94.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,203 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.7 Read 122 158
75.8 Write 112 139
58.8 Mixed 94.6 120
66.2 SusWrite 110 141
81.2% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.1 1.4
1.67 4K Write 2.48 3.2
0.7 4K Mixed 0.93 1.1
195% 1.5 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: 122 126 125 126 127 120 MB/s
Read 127
Write 121
Mixed 117
SusWrite 124
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
195% 1.6 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 102 95 87 109 104 MB/s
Read 114
Write 114
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 97.5
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
202% 1.63 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 96 114 83 108 93 MB/s
Read 82.7
Write 79
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 97.4
59% 80.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
195% 1.47 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $188 @ launch in Dec '10
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,055

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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 8 years ago.

Poor

5 years ago.

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


Below average

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