Average Bench: 92.5% (25th of 1010)

more Based on 810 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 7.5% 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 3.89MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.53MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 250GB is 38%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD VelociRaptor 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 136MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 810 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Read 168 212
124 Write 155 182
86.9 Mixed 137 172
58.5 SusWrite 136 181
110% 149 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.78 4K Read 1.36 1.8
1.5 4K Write 3.89 4.7
0.3 4K Mixed 0.53 1.6
188% 1.93 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 180 183 180 182 182 MB/s
Read 184
Write 177
Mixed 105
SusWrite 175
118% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.6
342% 2.73 MB/s
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 151 129 164 176 182 MB/s
Read 197
Write 174
Mixed 129
SusWrite 156
121% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.6
323% 2.57 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 150 149 170 175 173 MB/s
Read 177
Write 179
Mixed 110
SusWrite 162
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 1.7
345% 2.63 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 167 167 166 163 139 MB/s
Read 173
Write 168
Mixed 98.8
SusWrite 161
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.6
340% 2.7 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 6A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 138 148 151 147 153 MB/s
Read 171
Write 175
Mixed 134
SusWrite 148
116% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.7
346% 2.73 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 160 163 164 164 161 MB/s
Read 156
Write 162
Mixed 111
SusWrite 160
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 1.7
338% 2.5 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 150 146 150 151 145 MB/s
Read 155
Write 147
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 148
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.6
338% 2.7 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 250GB Builds (Compare 2,251 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8P67 PRO - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $941

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