Average Bench: 84.5% (59th of 1014)

more Based on 86,446 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD20 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD20 03FZEX-00SRL, WDC WD2003FZEX-00E7NA0, WDC WD2003FZEX-00SRLA0, WDC WD2003FZEX-00MK2A0, WDC WD2003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WD2003FZ EX-00Z4SB1, WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4, WDC WD2003FZEX-0, WDC WD20 03FZEX-00Z4S, WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WD2003FZEX-00Z4SB1, WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA, WDC WD2003FZEX-00SRL, WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4SAO, WD2003FZEX-00SR, WDC WD20 03FZEX-00SRLA0

This is the current version (2013) of Western Digital's best performing, Black, consumer storage drive. A comparison between the 2013 and 2010 versions shows that core real world performance has improved by around 15%. The 38 month old 2010 FAEX Black is also slightly more expensive at the moment, probably because retailers are slowly running out of stock. With average sequential read/write speeds of 150 MB/s and read/write 4k speeds of 0.8/2.9 MB/s the 2013 2TB WD Black has a solid performance profile but it's slightly overpriced. There is better value available amongst other drives in the group test[Jan '14 HDrivePro]

Very good average bench

The WD Black 2TB (2013) averaged just 15.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 2TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.98MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.06MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 2TB (2013) is 53.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 2TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 84.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 145MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 86,446 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.4 Read 149 191
96.1 Write 153 204
56.5 Mixed 84.3 104
95.5 SusWrite 145 197
97.4% 133 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.65 4K Read 0.91 1.1
2.4 4K Write 3.06 3.5
0.7 4K Mixed 0.98 1.1
203% 1.65 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 176 174 173 174 174 MB/s
Read 173
Write 182
Mixed 95
SusWrite 174
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
225% 1.8 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 157 155 159 159 158 MB/s
Read 154
Write 146
Mixed 86.7
SusWrite 157
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.6 MB/s
801GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 148 150 150 150 150 MB/s
Read 160
Write 167
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 150
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
214% 1.73 MB/s
472GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 126 123 124 126 127 MB/s
Read 159
Write 185
Mixed 89.6
SusWrite 126
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.73 MB/s
318GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 119 125 127 127 128 MB/s
Read 117
Write 134
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 126
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
204% 1.63 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $174 @ launch in Oct '13
AmazonUS $10017 mins
EbayUS $1005 mins
OutletPCUS $12010 days
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Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) - $188

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,136

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 Comments

Inspiring performance and capacity...

Added 6 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

5 months ago.

Very responsive about playing games in it as a backup HDD, but for the system is not so bad as well... I got CrystalDiskInfo to check about the temperature and It's always between 30 and 34°C , separated in 3 partitions.

Comment 

Wonderful drive, quite stable, and while it may not be the fastest, it is hard to argue with a 5 year warranty. (which for the most part is not mentioned on the comparisons.)—Sep '14


Good

3 years ago.

Mesmo sendo o primeiro dia de uso estou gostando do HD, mais rápido que os outros HD que tenho.


Good

3 years ago.

Amazing performer and reliable drive


Good

3 years ago.

Good Performing Drive, but it's loud and puts out a lot of heat


Good

3 years ago.

2 of those running in a NAS 24/7 for two years. No problems whatsoever. I wouldn't put it in a desktop, however, these things are noisy by today's standards.


Very good

6 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

great performance, reliable


Above average

4 years ago.

2 years old @ 73% full it has slowed down considerably. A noisy drive.


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