Average Bench: 67% (146th of 1015)

more Based on 47,617 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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 33.0% 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 0.94MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.52MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 40.9%. 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 93.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 111MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,617 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.7 Read 122 158
72 Write 112 140
56.8 Mixed 93.9 119
71.4 SusWrite 111 143
81.2% 110 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.11 1.4
1.8 4K Write 2.52 3.4
0.8 4K Mixed 0.94 1.1
197% 1.52 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 137 138 139 137 139 MB/s
Read 144
Write 134
Mixed 85.6
SusWrite 138
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
789GB free
Firmware: 05.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 125 125 125 126 125 MB/s
Read 133
Write 127
Mixed 109
SusWrite 125
92% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
186% 1.47 MB/s
511GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 73 73 72 100 101 MB/s
Read 116
Write 99.6
Mixed 102
SusWrite 86.6
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.47 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $188 @ launch in Dec '10
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $185

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $976

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


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