Average Bench: 65.8% (156th of 1015)

more Based on 27,944 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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 2.53MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 43.1%. 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 92.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,944 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.7 Read 120 155
70.9 Write 112 141
53.1 Mixed 92.6 120
65.9 SusWrite 109 140
80.2% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.09 1.4
1.8 4K Write 2.53 3.4
0.7 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 (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 74 100 105 101 128 MB/s
Read 135
Write 132
Mixed 86
SusWrite 96.1
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.53 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 85 85 83 83 MB/s
Read 79.2
Write 78.7
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 83.4
58% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.1 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 110 106 112 115 108 MB/s
Read 22.3
Write 54.5
Mixed 33.8
SusWrite 109
40% 55 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
138% 0.87 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Dec '10
AmazonUS $9522 days
EbayUS $1003 mins
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Workstation 59%
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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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