Average Bench: 93.6% (16th of 984)

more Based on 528 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 6.3% 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 Read Speed 1.35MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 250GB is 36.3%. 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 528 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Read 169 216
123 Write 156 183
101 Mixed 143 174
117% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.81 4K Read 1.35 1.77
0.89 4K Write 3.89 4.68
0.31 4K Mixed 0.4 0.46
172% 1.88 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 208
Write 178
Mixed 164
138% 184 MB/s
4K Read 1.75
4K Write 3.89
4K Mixed 0.42
191% 2.02 MB/s
1GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 182
Write 165
Mixed 170
130% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.37
117% 1.17 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 185
Write 154
Mixed 133
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 3.42
4K Mixed 0.46
159% 1.65 MB/s
85GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 147
Write 151
Mixed 137
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 4.13
4K Mixed 0.36
164% 1.88 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 250GB Builds (Compare 1,246 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,061

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