Average Bench: 93.8% (17th of 1002)

more Based on 757 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-60N21V0, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-60N21, WDC WD2500HHTZ-0, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-7, WDC WD2500HHTZ-6, WDC WD2500HHTZ-75N21V0, WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD25 00HHTZ-04N21, WDC WD2500HHTZ-04N21V1, WDC WD2500HHTZ-60N21, WD2500HHTZ-04N21V0

Excellent average bench

The WD VelociRaptor 250GB averaged just 6.2% 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 1.33MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 250GB is 35.6%. 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 142MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 757 samples)
Min Avg Max
131 Read 170 213
125 Write 156 183
96.7 Mixed 142 173
117% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.79 4K Read 1.33 1.76
1.73 4K Write 3.88 4.65
0.3 4K Mixed 0.39 0.46
170% 1.86 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
136GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 218
Write 168
Mixed 158
136% 181 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.31
141% 1.62 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: 04.06A02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 182
Write 174
Mixed 157
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.75
4K Write 4.82
4K Mixed 0.44
211% 2.34 MB/s
135GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 167
Write 182
Mixed 132
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.41
4K Write 4.49
4K Mixed 0.42
188% 2.11 MB/s
105GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 170
Write 160
Mixed 164
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.81
4K Write 4.68
4K Mixed 0.4
206% 2.3 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 151
Write 164
Mixed 145
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.68
4K Write 0.51
4K Mixed 0.44
129% 0.88 MB/s
16GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 160
Write 148
Mixed 162
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.34
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 0.4
176% 1.95 MB/s
22GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 148
Write 158
Mixed 131
109% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 3.99
4K Mixed 0.41
162% 1.81 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 6A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 157
Write 138
Mixed 135
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.62
4K Write 4.37
4K Mixed 0.44
197% 2.14 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 250GB Builds (Compare 2,270 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,124

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