Average Bench: 65.7% (165th of 1015)

more Based on 42,508 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The FAEX WD Black (2010) is nearly four years old and has been replaced by the WD Black FZEX (2013).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 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 0.95MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.11MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2010) is 37.8%. 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 92.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 109MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,508 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.3 Read 120 155
72.7 Write 110 137
57.4 Mixed 92.8 119
69 SusWrite 109 140
79.8% 108 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.7 4K Read 1.11 1.4
1.8 4K Write 2.46 3.2
0.77 4K Mixed 0.95 1.1
197% 1.51 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 131 129 134 126 MB/s
Read 148
Write 112
Mixed 102
SusWrite 130
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
182% 1.43 MB/s
315GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 121 125 125 126 102 MB/s
Read 147
Write 40.6
Mixed 46.7
SusWrite 120
65% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.8 MB/s
629GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 100 105 105 104 104 MB/s
Read 118
Write 102
Mixed 97.2
SusWrite 104
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 87 89 90 89 90 MB/s
Read 132
Write 128
Mixed 88.5
SusWrite 88.8
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
596GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 100 101 102 103 102 MB/s
Read 106
Write 89.1
Mixed 101
SusWrite 101
74% 99.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.57 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

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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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