Average Bench: 93.3% (17th of 984)

more Based on 499 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-75N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD2500HHTZ-60N21, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-7, WDC WD2500HHTZ-6

Excellent average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 250GB averaged just 6.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD VelociRaptor 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 3.88MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.35MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 250GB is 36.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 156MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 143MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 499 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Read 169 217
122 Write 156 183
98.5 Mixed 143 174
117% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.81 4K Read 1.35 1.78
0.82 4K Write 3.88 4.71
0.3 4K Mixed 0.39 0.46
172% 1.87 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
48GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 205
Write 183
Mixed 170
140% 186 MB/s
4K Read 1.76
4K Write 4.14
4K Mixed 0.39
193% 2.1 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: 6A00
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Read 182
Write 162
Mixed 155
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.55
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.42
189% 2.06 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 159
Mixed 117
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.66
4K Write 4.11
4K Mixed 0.41
191% 2.06 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 149
Write 151
Mixed 120
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.79
4K Write 4.61
4K Mixed 0.42
206% 2.27 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 250GB Builds (Compare 1,604 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
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Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,110

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