Average Bench: 93.5% (18th of 1002)

more Based on 718 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 6.4% 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 3.92MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 1.34MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD VelociRaptor 250GB is 36.5%. 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 718 samples)
Min Avg Max
130 Read 169 213
124 Write 156 183
96 Mixed 143 172
117% 156 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.87 4K Read 1.34 1.77
2.38 4K Write 3.92 4.66
0.31 4K Mixed 0.39 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 206
Write 190
Mixed 150
136% 182 MB/s
4K Read 1.71
4K Write 4.22
4K Mixed 0.47
202% 2.13 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 223
Write 162
Mixed 162
137% 183 MB/s
4K Read 1.61
4K Write 4.07
4K Mixed 0.36
182% 2.01 MB/s
21GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 176
Write 178
Mixed 157
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.53
4K Mixed 0.43
203% 2.22 MB/s
125GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 174
Write 159
Mixed 170
126% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 4.18
4K Mixed 0.37
168% 1.91 MB/s
94GB free
Firmware: 04.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 152
Write 166
Mixed 162
121% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 4.14
4K Mixed 0.41
160% 1.82 MB/s
159GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 165
Write 151
Mixed 149
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.55
4K Write 3.84
4K Mixed 0.43
184% 1.94 MB/s
81GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 150
Write 154
Mixed 148
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.67
4K Write 4.45
4K Mixed 0.38
194% 2.16 MB/s
233GB free
Firmware: 02.04E.B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Read 143
Write 132
Mixed 128
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.54
4K Write 3.24
4K Mixed 0.73
205% 1.83 MB/s
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Typical VelociRaptor 250GB Builds (Compare 2,050 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P9X79 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,105

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