Average Bench: 64.9% (169th of 1015)

more Based on 25,280 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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 35.0% 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 0.95MB/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 42.5%. 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 108MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 92.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,280 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.7 Read 118 159
70.6 Write 110 141
50.4 Mixed 92.4 120
62.2 SusWrite 108 141
79.3% 107 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.6 4K Read 1.07 1.4
1.56 4K Write 2.49 3.4
0.7 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
196% 1.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 136 135 137 137 137 MB/s
Read 169
Write 140
Mixed 124
SusWrite 135
105% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.57 MB/s
366GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 93 93 94 94 MB/s
Read 96.2
Write 95.2
Mixed 97.2
SusWrite 92.9
71% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.47 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,226,354 HDDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Dec '10
AmazonUS $8626 mins
EbayUS $9510 mins
OutletPCUS $12010 hrs
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Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME - $589

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $1,936

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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

6 years ago.

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